Current bus passes allow free travel from 9 a.m. Back in September, the Conservatives announced that they intended to move the start time to 9.30 a.m.
We objected to the plan at the time, increased the pressure at the Council Meeting on January 9th, launched a petition against it last Thursday, January 17th (see photo left), launched the ‘Bad Timing’ website as part of the campaign on Monday and press released the launch on Tuesday.
The campaign got off to a very encouraging start. Even though it was pouring with rain when I was out collecting signatures, almost everyone we talked to wanted to sign up.
As late as Tuesday, the Conservative administration on the County Council were still arguing for the 9.30 a.m. start at a meeting of Parish Council leaders. But earlier today they did a u-turn and decided to go back to the original timing.
Good! Local bus services have been attacked enough by the Conservatives running the County Council without the City Council joining in too.