Save the No.18 Bus!

Conservative led Council to cut No. 18 bus route Saved!

Update: We presented a petition with 1000 signatures to Poole Council and are pleased to confirm the No.18 Loop through Broadstone is to be retained, albeit at a slightly reduced service. The last two journeys will be cut, otherwise the service remains unchanged. As always, the message is use it or lose it.

Thank you to everyone who signed this petition. This time you have been listened to.

Local campaigner, Vikki Slade and Councillor Mike Brooke have launched a campaign to save the No. 18 bus route from cuts to bus services.

Poole Council are looking to slash another £152,000 from their budget and hope that cutting the Broadstone bus service will save £19,000.


Vikki Slade, who led the campaign to save the No. 32 bus said: “This bus route is used by elderly and vulnerable people who want to live independently. Poole Council can’t continue to target cuts at people who rely on public transport to get about.”

petitionpic2.pngCllr Mike Brooke said: “We urge local residents to support our petition and reply to the Council’s consultation before 13th November.”

The cuts would mean that the No. 18 would cease to loop round Broadstone before heading back towards Bournemouth.

Please do sign Vikki and Mike's petition today. The Council are running an online consultation until 13th November, visit to have you say.

Click here for the petition to save the No. 3 bus in Corfe Mullen.

Add your signature to the petition below to ensure that the No. 18 bus continues it's route in Broadstone.


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  • signed 2016-11-23 13:43:19 +0000
    This year I finally received my state pension at the age of 63 and was delighted to obtain my bus pass only to find my local buses may be discontinued. This concession keeps us off the roads and eases traffic congestion and is an asset to the community
  • signed 2016-11-23 12:22:06 +0000
    Please think carefully. So many vulnerable people use buses. Why give them this stress along with all their other worries. Show compassion, lets work this out.
  • signed 2016-11-23 10:48:14 +0000
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  • signed via 2016-11-21 14:45:05 +0000
  • signed 2016-11-21 11:12:51 +0000
    We are a touring park on Candys Lane and the No 3 bus service is used regularly by our customers and us. Holiday makers book our campsite as it is in a great location to explore Poole, Wimborne and from these places all other resorts and attractions Dorset has to offer. The loss of this service will greatly impact on our business and the Tourist trade as a whole. There are 3 campsites in Candys Lane who will suffer from this loss. On a safety point, the walk into Wimborne from here, over Juliens Bridge is treacherous. The elderly regularly use that bus as a lifeline and to take it away would isolate these people and would be very cruel. If cuts have to be made perhaps reduce it to an hourly service but please don’t take it away completely.
  • signed 2016-11-20 16:18:02 +0000
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  • signed 2016-11-20 11:03:04 +0000
  • signed 2016-11-19 23:20:40 +0000
  • signed 2016-11-19 14:50:43 +0000
    The number 3 is essential for access to Poole and/or Wimborne based services, such as hospitals and a variety of shops
  • signed via 2016-11-18 12:40:13 +0000
  • signed 2016-11-18 11:31:41 +0000
    Almost a totally certain need for this bus route.for me and the many who use it. Number 3
  • signed 2016-11-18 10:29:00 +0000
  • signed 2016-11-17 10:15:36 +0000
    Pay for it by reducing the number of traffic wardens
  • signed 2016-11-16 15:54:36 +0000
    Withdrawal of this service contributes to the isolation of the elderly.
  • signed 2016-11-15 18:44:05 +0000
  • signed 2016-11-15 13:24:47 +0000
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  • signed 2016-11-12 21:12:14 +0000
  • signed 2016-11-12 19:34:06 +0000
  • signed 2016-11-12 19:11:01 +0000
    Please save our bus, it’s a lifeline.