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Bridport 47 Bus Given Reprieve

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5:06pm 27th March 2014

Campaigners have until June to come up with a plan for Bridport's popular Number 47 Bus.

A petition of 2 thousand signatures was handed to the County Council this morning (Thursday 27th March).

The local authority was planning to stop funding the route that's mainly used by College Students and Commuters.

Following today's meeting with campaigners a panel is to be formed to

County Councillor for Bridport Ros Kayes joined the fight to save the service;

"They've agreed to go back to basics and look at which bits of the service need to be reconfigured and the Council has agreed to set up a panel with elected members on it, to actually look at ways in which we can put a jigsaw together, and hopefully keep the 47 going. They were very positive and listened to our arguments as to why we need to save the service."

"I'm hoping what they'll do is continue to subsidise the peak time service the ones that get the workers into Yeovil as well as the kids into College, but also that there will be a subsidy for the daytime service."

The 47 Bus will continue running until June. It's hoped a viable plan can be put together to keep it on the road before then.



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