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MP driving efforts to stop reduction in bus services

Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle with County Councillor Kim Snape waiting for the number 2 bus

Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle with County Councillor Kim Snape waiting for the number 2 bus

 

Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle is spearheading the campaign to save bus services throughout the borough.

Mr Hoyle has launched ‘Save Our Bus Services’ to conserve vital yet endangered bus routes across Chorley.

Last year, Lancashire County Council announced a number of subsidised bus services would be reduced as part of county-wide cost cutting.

Many weekend and evening services will no longer run which has caused concern from councillors from all parties.

Mr Hoyle said: “We are beginning to see a terminal decline in the number of operation bus routes around Chorley.

“As Lancashire County Council provides a final list of services teetering on the edge, I have called on the Department for Communities and Local Government to intervene to stop the cull.”

A public consultation period ended on January 14, and a final decision on the reduced services will be made at a full LCC meeting on February 20.

Mr Hoyle claims a number of companies have contacted him with concerns too.

He added: “I have appealed to the Secretary of State to help assist Lancashire County Council to continue to fund these vital services. I want to see buses across Chorley for a long time to come.”

 

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