Yeovil’s Liberal Democrat County Councillors are telling Somerset County Council think again over their proposed bus service cuts.
A letter was sent covering 286 signatures from several local petitions expressing concern that Somerset County Council that the number 11 bus service could be cut.
On 6th January Lib Dem councillors joined local residents at a bus shelter on Larkhill Road, Yeovil, to call for the South West Coaches’ service to be kept, labeling the cuts as ‘short-sighted’ and pointing out that it would cause a significant impact to residents in Brympton and other areas.
Leader of the Liberal Democrat Opposition Group, Councillor Sam Crabb who represents residents in the Brympton Division commented:
“This petition shows the strength of local feeling against proposed Conservative County Council bus cuts. The Council now needs to listen to the hundreds of residents who have said during this consultation that these cuts are a mistake.
“We question the availability of alternative services for many bus users and local residents which connect the key locations which the number 11 route services.
“Additionally, local constituents in our Divisions have highlighted to us their frustration with the County Council for once again rolling out a public consultation of this nature during the holiday period. Conducting public consultations at this time of year does not ensure a fair and full response for many residents who will be affected by the proposed Bus Service reductions.”