Pledge to save the No6 in West Dorset

Pledge to save the No6 in West Dorset

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:21am 30th January 2020.

A pledge to ‘leave no stone unturned’ to save West Dorset’s No6 bus route has been made.

It comes from Cllr Ray Bryan, Dorset Council’s portfolio holder for highways, travel and environment.

He said that since the council was told of the First Wessex decision to withdraw the service from Friday May 1st officers have been working to retrieve the situation.

He told a cabinet meeting on Tuesday in response to a question about whether or not the council would help from local councillor Tony Alford.

"We will not leave any stone un-turned to try and resolve this."

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'Continuing losses' 

First Wessex say they had no alternative to the closure decision because of continuing losses on the route which operates between Bridport, Beaminster and Crewkerne.

The company receives no subsidy for the service.

The route was taken over by First Wessex in September 2017 after Damory withdrew its Number 40 service between Bridport and Yeovil.

By Trevor Bevins, Local Democracy Reporter