County Councillor, Susan Jefferies has launched a campaign to save the No. 3 bus route from cuts to bus services.
The Liberal Democrats have launched a campaign to save No. 3 bus route from Tory cuts to Dorset’s bus services.
Conservative led Dorset County Council is proposing to cut bus subsidies again this year as part of their increasing austerity plan. This is likely to affect the No. 3 through Corfe Mullen and the No. 18 loop in Broadstone.
Without the Council subsidies the Bus Companies say they cannot sustain the services as commercial services.
This will leave a busy community of 10,000 inhabitants completely without any public transport at all.
The No. 3 bus is a vital and much used service that serves the main part of the village, gives access to the Doctor's surgery and along the Wareham Road to our shops and Post Offices, and connects us into both Wimborne and Broadstone and thus further to Poole and the railway station.
Corfe Mullen Cllr Susan Jefferies said: “The No. 3 bus route is used by elderly and vulnerable people who want to live independently. It is also used by a lot of young people and people who simply choose to use the bus to save fuel and parking charges. Dorset County Council are targeting cuts at people who rely on public transport to get about.”
Vikki Slade, who has a been leading the campaign to save the No. 18 said: “We urge local residents to support our petition so that Corfe Mullen residents who rely on these services can continue to use them.”