Bus Services after the Spending Review - Transport Committee Contents

Written evidence from J Weeks (BUS 123)

Mendip District Council are planning to cut bus services—Evenings, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Shepton Mallet in particular is a very poor relation where transport is concerned. To be fair it had improved but all this will stop and backwards we go once again.

We need buses in this area for work, visiting family, Hospital appointments, not everyone has a car.

Young people are isolated, friends cannot visit.

Why must this be, most of us would pay extra council tax to keep the bus services running.

How can we encourage visitors/tourists to this area if we do not have a sensible Public Transport system?

Trains are non-existent in Shepton Mallet.

I hope you will be able to do something about this situation, please.

April 2011

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