Consultation on Local Buses – Deadline – online 23rd April

Derbyshire County Council is running a consultation on Subsidised Bus travel and, as a large number of our local Buses are subsidised in some way, it is important that residents respond to it.

The loss of the supported bus network in Derbyshire could impact on the ability of people to lead independent lives, particularly those who are entirely dependent on this transport network to access key services. For example *health care *shopping *education and training and *employment opportunities.

If you wish to state your views on whether the subsidies should continue you can find the consultation on the Derbyshire County Council web site or obtain a paper copy from the library.
http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/transport_roads/public_transport/news_notices/default.asp

A large number of our local buses are subsidised see the list below:-

Transpeak Manchester – Buxton – Bakewell – Matlock – Derby (High Peak Buses)
64 Glossop – New Mills – Macclesfield (High Peak Buses)
60 Disley – New Mills – Whaley Bridge – Macclesfield (High Peak Buses) 61 Glossop – New Mills – Buxton (High Peak Buses
62 Hayfield – Thornsett – New Mills – Marple (High Peak Buses)
199 Buxton – Stockport – Manchester Airport (High Peak Buses)
358 Hayfield – New Mills – Stockport (Stagecoach Manchester)
389 New Mills Town Service (High Peak Buses) All – Monday to Saturday
394 Glossop – Stepping Hill Hospital (High Peak Buses) Saturday (part funded by Transport for Greater Manchester). This may be subject to change – so far it is safe during the week, but the Saturday service is likely to be lost

Author: VNM

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  1. buses are a lifeline for many in New Mills especially between Glossop and new mills as no train between the two and the bus Glossop to stepping hill hospital. The new mills town bus also allows many to remain independent and prevent people from becoming isolated! I think it is important to keep as many of the high peak subsidised buses operating for the benifit of the community bring people into them, allowing people to remain in them but travel to workplaces that will allow them to remain in these areas is vital.

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  2. Although I don’t live in New Mills anymore, my family does and I use the buses to visit them, especially the 60 service from Macclesfield, this is already a service which doesn’t run as often as it needs to. I also use the 64 when the 60 isn’t running at a time i need. Without these services I would be unable to visit family and vice versa. It is a life line to us.

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  3. Some of these buses are on the school run….how do these kids get to school….do you want to just add more cars to the crowded roads ????
    What about pensioners in New Mills, that rely on the bus for their livelihood. These buses are a lifeline in Peri-rural areas. I don’t have a car and cant imagine life without them.

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