Cllr Russell (Lab) for Kingsley Ward, is calling a public meeting on 7 December 2017 at 2:30pm at the Pioneer Public House, Hazeldene Road, to discuss the withdrawal of a bus route which runs through Links View area of her ward in Kingsley. This meeting is in response to residents who have expressed their anxiety and anger at the withdrawal of route no 11 which serves the Links View in Kingsley.
Route 11, currently a Country Lion service, has been withdrawn from 22 December 2017 with little notice or consultation with residents who live around Fairway, Hazeldene Road, Fulford Drive, Hollingside Drive, Hoylake Drive, Rennishaw Way and Greenview Drive as well as residents who live in the vicinity of Bradlaugh Fields. This means hundreds of residents some of whom are pensioners and other vulnerable people will not have access to public transport after 22 December 2017!
Cllr Cathrine Russell says "This outrageous situation is completely unacceptable! This is why I am called a public meeting and asking residents to come along to find out what we can do to ensure we get the public transport we need in this area. The only way Links View residents will have access to public transport is to walk through Bradlaugh Fields to either St Davids or Kettering Road in the dark and through winter conditions. Alternatively to they could walk the one and a half miles to Kenmuir Road, over a rather steep hill! I have invited the County Council, several bus companies and other interest parties to attend this meeting and hopefully we will be able to find a way forward.
I would like to thank the residents who contacted me about this important issue and assure all residents of Kingsley that I will do everything I possibly can to have a bus service reinstated in my ward of Kingsley."