We Did It! On March 8th, Lancashire County Council confirmed that the 5/6 Bus Service would be retained.
But it was a close run thing.
Only 16 services were saved in Lancashire. In contrast, 61 have been axed or massively reduced.
Make no mistake without the huge demonstration of public support for this service it would have been cut. Only a small minority of bus routes were spared.
Once again this shows what residents can do when they work together and it is another achievement for Our West Lancashire, the council Independents who put residents first and foremost.
Lancashire county council are proposing to end all funding for the bus service 5/6 which serves estates in parts of Ormskirk and Aughton. Our West Lancashire Scott ward spokesperson, Jane Thompson is campaigning and representing local residents on this issue. Many have signed the petition on the doorstep or on the bus.
More than 275 people signed the petition face to face and these have been dispatched to county hall in time for the 18 January consultation deadline and these further people online.
On Thursday 11 February, Labour confirmed their funding cuts, but Jane Thompson has written again to the highest levels in the county council pressing for a Town Circular service to be retained.
We, the undersigned, note the current Lancashire county council consultation that will cease funding for the bus service between the Scott Estate and Ormskirk Town Centre.
We believe that this will lead to more social isolation and cause hardship in residents accessing vital local services.
Therefore we ask you to reject these proposals and find savings elsewhere.
The Keep the Ormskirk Town Circular Bus Service petition to Lancashire County Council was written by Promoted by Our West Lancashire and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.