Labour Party members across Kent are supporting a petition to save Kent Bus Services.
Dozens of bus services across Kent could be axed in the new year as the county council claims it needs to save £4 million by ending its subsidy of 78 routes.
The petitioners state:
These services may not be the most popular but they are a vital lifeline for many. That means schoolchildren, the elderly, people who can’t afford to drive and those medically unable to do so. These cuts would bring a new burden on the parents, the sons and daughters and the neighbours who are forced to step in to bridge the gap. Some may have to give up work.”
We have long argued buses serve a particular need for elderly people, especially those in our villages and rural areas.
Areas in Sevenoaks constituency affected include Farningham, New Ash Green and Swanley.
Please sign the petition by clicking the link below:
Kent Labour Campaign Forum’s Roger Truelove told us:
Our goal is to reach 2,500 signatures” and I am delighted to report that as of writing more than double have already signed this which shows how important the public view the issue.”
The petition has now reached over 7.5k signatures as council meets to discuss the cuts
Message from Gabriel Shepard
30 NOV 2017 — Thanks to everyone who has signed and shared the petition – getting this number of signatures in 36 hours is a clear show of public feeling against this disastrous idea.
I just thought I’d let you know that members of Kent County Council are now meeting to discuss the plans.