Day: 12 July 2014

You couldn’t make it up. The Shropshire councillor responsible for buses in Shropshire says that the reason that we have a reduced 722 service is that it was becoming too popular. I cannot find any precedent in Shropshire or elsewhere for a service being cut back because passenger numbers have grown. The cutbacks fly in the face of Shropshire Council’s Bus Strategy for Shropshire 2011-2016, which says that for towns like Ludlow primary routes should be served every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday between the hours of 7.30am and 6.00pm. As usual, the council is blaming everything onto the bus operator. That’s contrary to the front page of the South Shropshire Journal on 4 July: “Minsterley Motors said the reduction in service had nothing to do with the company and it only carried out instructions carried out by Shropshire Council.” The questions and answers below are from the agenda for next Thursday’s full council meeting. The Q&A session allows members of the public and councillors to raise issues and to challenge the group running our increasingly undemocratic council. I’ll publish an update on this later in the week. QUESTION 3 MR ANDY BODDINGTON will ask the following question: Ludlow is…

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