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 2016-10-11 17:19:51 +0100
    £19,000 could easily be saved, not by cutting a bus route, but by the Tory Councillors on Poole Council taking a pay cut. But would they ever do that for the people of Poole who they claim to represent? We’re not holding our breath.
  • signed 2016-10-11 16:26:57 +0100
    if folk cannot drive or haven’t a car they will be tied to their own home.
  • signed 2016-10-11 16:24:24 +0100
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  • signed 2016-10-11 15:37:04 +0100
    Lisa Gray
  • signed 2016-10-11 15:31:50 +0100
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  • signed via 2016-10-08 08:53:45 +0100
    Noeline Waters
  • signed via 2016-10-07 16:46:26 +0100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-07 09:04:45 +0100
    Sign the petition: Save the No.18 Bus - Local campaigner, Vikki Slade and Councillor Mike Brooke have launched...
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  • signed 2016-10-06 12:26:57 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-06 11:23:33 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-06 10:13:17 +0100
    Many elderly residents like the social aspect of using the bus, and meeting neighbours.
  • signed 2016-10-05 20:56:21 +0100
    An important bus route that needs to be saved.
  • signed 2016-10-05 19:46:25 +0100
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-05 17:05:51 +0100
    Sign the petition: Save the No.18 Bus - Local campaigner, Vikki Slade and Councillor Mike Brooke have launched...
  • signed 2016-10-05 17:05:02 +0100
    So many elderly people rely on this bus to get to/from broadstone/canford heath/westbourne and poole.

    I also use this bus with my children reguarly.

    What’s the point of giving free bus passes to OAP’s if there are no buses they can use in this area?
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  • signed 2016-10-05 09:56:32 +0100
    I look after my elderly mother and she lives in Pine Springs & uses the no 18 to get to Broadstone to get to her Weds lunch club or to get another bus in to Poole. If the service is withdrawn she will be isolated and unable to get out unless I am available to take her out. If I am away on holiday she would be stuck in her house for days.
  • signed 2016-10-04 21:49:18 +0100
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