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1,000 people sign petition to bring back a Saturday bus

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10:07am 21st November 2017
(Updated 8:29am 22nd November 2017)

More than 1,000 people have signed a petition calling for a Saturday bus service between Bridport and Beaminster to be reinstated.

County Councillors say they'll now review their policy on removing subsidy from Saturday services as part of a Transport Inquiry Day which will be held in February.

Bridport Town Council's also planning to introduce a community bus next year which will travel around the town and bring people in from outlying villages.

Councillor Ros Kayes said: "It's likely that the Beaminster to Bridport route could eventually be delivered as part of that community bus scheme and I am asking DCC to support reinstating this bus between November and April as a pilot to this scheme.

"The Bridport Community bus will be able, unlike commercially operated services, to collect money from concessionary service holders. This single thing is what will make the service financially viable. I believe we could pilot this model with the Beaminster to Bridport bus. Many people in Beaminster need access to both Bridport and Crewkerne on Saturdays and I hope if we can get this up and running that it will become sustainable. But it will only work if people use it. We need to sit round a table at County Hall and do the sums but I am more hopeful now that we can get the Saturday service up and running again."

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