Stop Finch’s Bus and Coach Wigan operating and renewing contract with Wigan Council

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The owner of this company has had his operating licence revoked following a public inquiry hearing held by the traffic commissioner on 13 June 2018, intelligence provided to the traffic commissioner around poor maintenance on their vehicles led to a a site visit by the transport inspector (DVSA), their findings was proven evidence of poor maintenance and management. The hearing and visit also came on the back of a fatality of one of their employees on 14 June 2017, a Bus Driver who was allegedly carrying out a repair under a vehicle which led to his death at the scene, is still under investigation with the Police and HSE where possible serious sanctions could be issued against Finch’s. The HSE immediately issued prohibition and improvement notices on them as following inspection, evidence was found that they were not following the H&S Act. The inspection by the DVSA was carried out 2 months after the fatality and still, there were failings in maintaining the vehicles and their roadworthiness which contributed to the revoking  of the owners operators licence. It is extremely worrying that as a result of the loss of their operators licence, just 1 week after the licence is revoked, an EXISTING LEAD EMPLOYEE of alleged 18yrs of employment with Finch has applied for a new licence in HIS name to enable the operation to continue under the same owner, same staff.  We need to stop this application being granted, clearly they are not professional and competent to operate, nothing changed after the fatality, what will change now - this company have contracts with many of the local schools and colleges taking our children,students, relatives and friends on their coaches and buses - Do you think this company should be operating, do they sound like they are professional and compentant, would you feel your children, families and friends would be safe be transported by these operators - if you don’t - then help us to stop them getting their operators licence application granted and their contracts with the council renewed by signing and sharing this petition.  Thank you for your support 



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