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 2016-10-04 20:24:07 +0100
    An essential service for non car owners
  • signed 2016-10-04 19:14:43 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-04 19:12:16 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-04 15:58:09 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-04 10:42:15 +0100
    Joe McMahon
  • signed 2016-10-04 10:38:30 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-04 09:39:07 +0100
  • signed via 2016-10-03 20:48:10 +0100
    I use this bus to travel to Broadstone from Canford Heath. It is also the only direct bus from Canford Heath to Bournemouth.

    Please, keep the no. 18 in service.
  • signed 2016-10-03 17:38:05 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-03 17:32:45 +0100
    My lifeline to get out and about, perhaps there could be an argument to cut the first bus and late afternoon services, but it is essential to keep the 1000/1100/1200/1300/1400 hour services

    The route 18 drivers have become part of my family
  • signed 2016-10-03 17:23:55 +0100
    I use this bus nearly everyday from school. Gravel Hill is dangerous for me to cross as the cars whizz by. My mum agrees it’s safer for me to take the bus.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-03 16:16:39 +0100
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  • signed 2016-10-03 16:15:34 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-03 13:21:59 +0100
    Living at the far end of west way we make use of the no18 bus and find it very useful would like the service to remain so keeping this bus gets my vote
  • signed 2016-10-03 13:17:56 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-03 13:01:30 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-03 12:59:19 +0100
  • signed via 2016-10-02 23:26:23 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-02 20:51:15 +0100
    This is a very valuable service, particularly for those people on West Way/Clarendon Road/roads beyond Roman Road. Withdrawal of this service will leave many non-car owners isolated and with no means of shopping in the village.
  • signed 2016-10-02 20:29:25 +0100
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  • signed 2016-10-01 14:46:46 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-01 12:54:18 +0100
    Stop cutting essential services!
  • signed 2016-10-01 12:29:38 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-01 12:18:01 +0100
    To lose the loop on the No 18 bus route would be devastating. Along with my fellow bus users the loop is the only way we can get into The Broadway to do shopping, attend doctor/dental appointments and also to catch a bus to Poole or Wimborne. The distance from the far end of West Way where I catch a bus is much too far to walk and return carrying heavy bags or pushing shopping trolleys. Please reconsider the needs of our elderly community in Broadstone. It is so important to keep the loop for their benefit. To be without a bus on this loop does not bear thinking about.
  • signed 2016-10-01 06:54:44 +0100
  • signed 2016-10-01 00:13:43 +0100