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 2016-10-15 12:14:53 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-14 23:33:40 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-14 22:57:15 +0100
    Buses are essential for enabling some elderly people to remain mobile. They also reduce car usage. We need to maintain the whole of the No18 route. To cut it is short sighted and liable to increase other costs.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-14 17:56:47 +0100
    Sign the petition: Save the No.18 Bus - Local campaigner, Vikki Slade and Councillor Mike Brooke have launched...
  • signed 2016-10-14 17:56:14 +0100
    i use this bus route to get to and from work it saves me quite a lot of money each week as if i was to use the more buses it would cost approximately £10 a week more so £40 per month more which is a lot of money when your only paid the minimum wage.
  • signed 2016-10-14 16:58:22 +0100
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  • signed 2016-10-14 09:44:33 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-13 19:42:59 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-12 20:20:40 +0100
    harry doyle
  • signed 2016-10-12 17:45:26 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-12 16:12:02 +0100
    This bus route is a key benefit for those in Broadstone wishing to travel too & from Bournemouth, particularly the older generation.
  • signed 2016-10-12 13:32:44 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-12 10:03:23 +0100
    If the number 18 bus service is withdrawn around the broadstone loop there will be no bus service near my postcode, either to Poole or Bournemouth, within a 25 minute walk to a bus stop which the elderly obviously cannot manage. Why should my area miss out?
  • signed 2016-10-12 00:26:03 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-11 21:12:38 +0100
    Owen Shanks
  • signed 2016-10-11 21:06:15 +0100
    I am partially sighted and rely on this bus to get to work as it is the only one that runs directly to Bournemouth.
  • signed 2016-10-11 20:40:16 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-11 19:58:04 +0100
    This is the only bus to Westbourne.
  • signed 2016-10-11 19:13:17 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-11 18:50:25 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-11 18:45:20 +0100
    It is a clear indication of the Conservatives’ priorities in Poole that they want to cut this bus route which residents rely upon to save £19,000, while earlier this year they set aside £45,000 for a new luxury car for the Mayor of Poole.
  • signed 2016-10-11 18:39:26 +0100
    Bus service is used regularly by residents in my area to go to Bournemouth for shopping, visiting relatives, going to the seaside and watching the annual air show. This is an excellent and relevant service with friendly helpful drivers and takes only 55 minutes journey time
  • signed 2016-10-11 18:38:14 +0100
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