38 petitions

Started 3 months ago

Petition to Jim Thorpe

Bring the No 19 Uno Violet bus back to Kingsley Road, Northampton, once an hour

The Northampton Chronicle & Echo is petitioning to reinstate the No 19 Uno Violet bus on its original route through Kingsley Road and Kingsthorpe Grove once an hour. Uno revised its bus routes in August to better accommodate the students and staff of the University of Northampton. But as a side effect, hundreds of Northampton's elderly residents have been left stranded without a reliable bus service. The new No 19 route completely omits Kingsley Road and Kingsthorpe Grove. Since the change on August 5, dozens of pensioners have contacted the Chronicle & Echo to say they are now "prisoners in their own homes". One 76-year-old resident, Pat McGrath, used to catch the No 19 bus five days a week. Now she says she hasn’t seen her friends since the beginning of August. She said: “I used to go catch the bus and go into town to see my daughter for a coffee every Saturday. You can forget that now. The cabs there and back costs £12 a trip. I just stay in now.” Some say they have not seen friends or left the house since the beginning of August. Another pensioner, Fred Bicknells, said: “I feel like a prisoner in my own home. I miss my town centre. I miss meeting with friends. “I’ve had elderly ladies crying to me. They say, ‘what am I going to do?’” The Violet bus used to run once every 10 minutes down Kingsley Road and Kingsthorpe Grove. We are asking Uno to look at their maps and find a way to run it on its original routes once every hour. Pat said: "Once every two hours would do. Even just twice a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. We just can't get by as it is." If you or someone you know who relies on buses as a lifeline to see friends, visit town and go shopping, please sign our petition to show Uno how valuable their bus routes are to the people of Northampton. READ more about this campaign on the Northampton Chronicle & Echo website.

Northampton Chronicle & Echo
644 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Mark Deaville, Staffordshire County Council

Reverse the decision to cut Arriva Midlands funding - save Sunday services

Staffordshire County Council have made the decision to stop subsidies to Arriva Midlands which enables them to run evening and Sunday services from their Cannock depot (serving Cannock, Huntington, Stafford, Little Haywood, Norton Canes, Burntwood, Litchfield, Penkridge, Rugeley, Hednesford, Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley). This means all evening and Sunday busses will be withdrawn from April 1st 2018 and affecting hundreds of people, particularly the elderly, will be unable to travel during these times where there are no alternate operators.  Some elderly and disabled users may have little opportunity to leave the house, and by cutting bus services back this leaves even less opportunity. A regular user of one of the Cannock services relies on Arriva to care for his disabled brother; he still requires the same care on Sundays, but how is he able to travel to him? Both Cannock and Stafford hospitals will be cut off - neither train station are close enough to the hospitals (nor town centres).In addition to this, users paying as much as £520pa for a Cannock/Stafford region, or £800pa for West Midlands region bus passes will receive less value for money. This is unfair to hard working commuters who deserve to use their pass for leisure evenings and weekends.In Walsall and the Black Country, operators such as National Express and Diamond run regular services throughout the week, as frequent as every 7 minutes. The people of Cannock and Stafford have the same needs. *Simon Mathieson, of Arriva Midlands, said: "It will become financially unsustainable for us to continue to cover the overheads we incur opening our Cannock depot on Sundays and we have made the decision to cancel all services that run from our Delta Way depot on Sundays with effect from April 1.” Affected services, as of 26th March, include: 2E - Walsall to Hednesford (via Bloxwich, Great Wyrley, Cheslyn Hay & Cannock) No evening or Sundays; & not serving Hednesford 8 - Parkside to Moss Pit (Circular) No evening or Sundays 9 - Stafford to Highfields (Circular) No evening or Sundays 12 - Stafford to Doxey (Circular) No evening or Sundays 21 - Shoal Hill to Cannock (Circular) Complete withdrawal 25/26 - Cannock to Pye Green (Circular) No late evening or Sundays 60/61 - Cannock to Lichfield (via Norton Canes and Burntwood) No evening or Sundays (except Friday & Saturday evenings) 62/62S - Cannock to Lichfield (via Hednesford & Burntwood) No evening or Sundays and route change 63 - Cannock to Rugeley (via Hednesford & Pye Green) No evening or Sundays 70/70A - Cannock to Wolverhampton (via Featherstone & University) No evening or Sundays 71/71A - Cannock to Wolverhampton Withdrawal - to be replaced by Select; no evenings or Sundays 74 - Cannock to Stafford Hospital (via Huntington & Town Centre) No Sundays 75A - Stafford to Cannock (via Dunston & Penkridge) No evening or Sundays 76A - Stafford to Wolverhampton (via Penkridge) Complete withdrawal 825 - Stafford to Lichfield (via Hixon, Little Haywood & Rugeley) No evenings or Sundays (except Friday & Saturday evenings) ALL of the above will no longer run on Sundays or evenings (except 825 and 60 on Friday & Saturday evenings). Arriva have published the specific changes to routes here -  Please sign this petition in an attempt to convince Staffordshire County Council and Cabinet member for Commercial, Mark Deaville, to reverse their decision and maintain funding for these vital services. Thank you. ==== As of July 2018 National Express WM now run a Walsall-Lichfield service via Burntwood 7 days a week. ==== ==== As of September 2018 a further four routes will be withdrawn - 826, 827, 835 and 837. ====* Accessed 15/02/2018^Image property of Reiss Laventine (thank you)

L Murphy
2,393 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to West Sussex County Council

To change the number 17 bus route, so it goes through Steyning

Most students that live in Partridge Green, will either go to Steyning Grammar School or a Horsham School.There is already a bus to Horsham, but nothing to Steyning. For Sixth Form Students, we would have to pay £600 a term to get the school bus to Steyning, or we are having to rely on our parents to get us there. If our parents are busy, we will have to try and get the school bus, even though we haven’t paid.During school holidays- we have no direct public transport to Steyning and Steyning have no direct public transport to Partridge Green- unless we get an overpriced bus to Henfield and then the bus to Steyning, vice-versa.But it is easy for the bus to detour through Steyning. There should be a slight change to the Number 17 Bus route, like this... Horsham-Cowfold-Partridge Green-Henfield-Steyning-Shoreham-Brighton. Instead of the 17 going through Devils Dyke area, it should go through Steyning instead.If this change was applied- it will impact not only myself, and students, it will also have a large impact on the village, as we can travel to Steyning every 30 minutes, where there are tea shops, a Sussex Produce Company and Cobble Stone walk. Partridge Green has relatively nothing to do, and we don’t want to go to Brighton or Horsham everyday or spend extortionate amounts on the overpriced buses and especially changing buses to get somewhere else for once. Students also cannot just rely on parents to get us places.I understand that there is a bus to Shoreham that goes through Steyning every Thursday but Steyning Sixth Form students do not just go to school each Thursday and it still means having to rely on 2 buses or our parents, to get us to Steyning.Please sign this petition to help change the Number 17 Bus Route.Thank you :)

Siena Chipol
56 supporters