Lifeline Stevenage bus service saved

15:25 17 April 2012

An axed bus service that was a lifeline to a town centre has been saved - in the short term.

Centrebus will reinstate the Saturday SB10 service from the Old Town to Bedwell in Stevenage on May 5 after scrapping the route at the beginning of April due to its unprofitability.

The operator will be able to run the service again after Herts County Council agreed to a proposal by Stevenage Borough Council leader Sharon Taylor to fund it from her locality budget. The £4,650 funding from her £10,000 budget will keep the service running for a year.

Cllr Taylor said she was surprised the council agreed to the suggestion. County Hall had earlier rejected an appeal by Centrebus for the funding.

She added: “It gives us a bit of breathing space to look at funding of this service in the longer term. It’s essential for people with mobility issues. It’s really, really important to the people who use it.”

0 comments

27 minutes ago
Vincent was the 100th kitten that Liz Brewood and her husband William have fostered.

A couple who have been fostering kittens for five years have looked after their 100th furry friend.

10:03
There have been major tailbacks in Hitchin this morning.

A broken down lorry has been causing major delays in Hitchin this morning.

07:31
Sue Churchman from Breathe Easy North Herts shows off the actigraphy equipment alongside fellow members and the Lister Hospital Respiratory and Sleep Disorder Unit team.

Patients who struggle to sleep will be able to use specialist equipment to tackle the problem, thanks to a group set up to help provide support.

Yesterday, 18:02
Two cars crashed on the motorway this afternoon.

A two-car crash on the A1(M) this afternoon left one car in a ditch and the other on the hard shoulder.

”North

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Comet e-edition today E-edition