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28 JUN

Let’s get on the buses!

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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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  • As requested in last week's issue please find detailed below my short survey answers regarding Aimees Travel and the need for public transport in rural isolated villages: 1. I live in Cotton (between Whiston and Foxt) 2. I am 58 years old 3. I would like to travel to Leek by bus 4. I work in a school so I am restricted largely to school holidays and a Saturday. I would love to be able to catch a bus a couple of times a week. A Wednesday would be ideal for those who like to go to Leek on market day and on a Saturday. I don't mind about times - to be in Leek for no less than three hours would allow people the opportunity to shop, etc. Since April 1st I have been into Leek only once and have changed my hairdresser and shopping habits. I am no longer able to support businesses in Leek. I would hope that Cotton Parish Council are being supportive .
    Written by Janet Stewart-Lilly, July 2, 2018 - Reply

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