Day: 24 April 2021

Hurrah! Free park and ride services for two weeks from Monday. Boo! It is only in Shrewsbury – in Ludlow you must pay

If every there was example of how Shirehall and the Conservative administration ignore the south of the county, it is this. The council yesterday announced free park and ride bus services in Shrewsbury for two weeks from 26 April. It’s a good idea and will encourage bus use and help Shrewsbury town centre in its recovery phase. I am livid but not surprised that Ludlow’s park and ride has not been included in this scheme. Shropshire Council has shown little interest in our town’s recovery and absolutely none in the park and ride service. That is despite the portfolio holder for transport Steve Davenport, council leader Peter Nutting and Ludlow’s MP Philip Dunne visiting the park and ride site, even getting on a bus, in recent months. But they are not interested in buses and not interested in Ludlow. They have done nothing. We still have what is probably the worst park and ride facility in the country.

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