A DRIVE to return bus services to the Cheadle area is being spear-headed by a Leek-based travel company.
Parish and town councils are being urged to work together to help connect rural villages with the Moorlands market towns after bus services across the county were slashed in April.
Cheadle Town Council have pledged to help Aimees Travel of Leek to create a subsidy-free bus service for people across the Cheadle area and wider Moorlands.
At a meeting of the town council on Tuesday, June 19, Gary and Karen Goldstraw from Aimees Travel put forward their hopes of providing rural bus services without essential funding from Staffordshire County Council.
The pair are hoping to fund services for rural areas with help from town and parish councils, but say there is no clear way to measure demand for services.
Gary said: “We’ve been having meetings with parishes and suchlike as they want a service and there’s no funding for it.
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