Cardiff Bus cutting services in the Heath- withdrawal of 86 and 51/53 service

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We are asking for your help to see if pressure can be put on Cardiff Bus to withdraw this ridiculous decision. You may now know that Cardiff Bus is an “arms length company” of Cardiff Council but with a separate Board of Non Executive Directors. 

The 31st March 2019 will see the withdrawal of both the 86 and 51/53 services on the east side of Heath Ward - the areas around the main roads of Heathwood Rd, Maes y Coed Rd, Heath Park Ave and Allensbank Rd. This proposed change leaves hundreds of elderly and disabled residents with no nearby service at all, which is totally unacceptable and out of alignment with the Council's Capital Ambition aims and objectives.

This area has one of the highest elderly populations per Ward in Wales, has a large sheltered Hafod housing scheme and a designated council run disabled residents complex at Heathmead. The Oaks Garden Centre, situated on Allensbank Rd, provides employment skills to young adults with learning disabilities. These people are the most vulnerable citizens in Cardiff and rely on a regular nearby bus service. 

 To now completely remove these vital lifelines for the most vulnerable is simply not acceptable. We hope you will show your support and write to put pressure on Cardiff Buss to reverse this decision. The Heath Residents Association will be doing all we can but we need your help!

Please also write to the Leader of the Council (Huw.thomas@cardiff.gov.uk ) and the Councils Chief Executive (Paul.Orders@cardiff.gov.uk).

Thankyou!