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Improve Bus Services to Support Work, Health Services and Education

We the undersigned petition the Council to - carry out a review of subsidies to the private bus companies to ensure that they are utilised to support residents from the most disadvantaged, rural areas to access work and education. - write to the government to petition them to fund bus services in order to support residents in accessing work and education. - analyse the effect of the cut to bus services alongside the proposed 'digital switchover' for 2025 to enable the Council to plan for the future to ensure no rural part of County Durham becomes further isolated and at further disadvantage.

Many people from rural areas across County Durham have been faced with significant problems due to the cut in bus services. Some bus routes have been cancelled within the most rural areas of County Durham and residents are now having to find alternative ways of travelling to work, health appointments and education and, in some cases, people have lost their jobs due to not being able to get there on time. This is happening in many areas where there are high levels of disadvantaged and low waged families.
Every person should be able to easily access vital services in order to meet their basic needs. Public transport plays an important part in ensuring this therefore any subsidies to the council should be utilised effectively to ensure that the most rural areas of County Durham have key services to support residents in accessing work, health appointments and education.

This ePetition ran from 24/09/2021 to 30/11/2021 and has now finished.

43 people signed this ePetition.