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Restore bus services to communities affected by the loss of Stagecoach route 11 from Westwood to Canterbury

We the undersigned petition the council to work with bus operators, as a matter of urgency, in order to provide a bus service for the communities of Plucks Gutter, Stourmouth, Preston, Ickham and Wickhambreaux, that have will be left without any public transport following the withdrawal of route 11 by Stagecoach. This could be achieved by amending timetables and routes for other services, to at least provide a school time service.

Whilst not a route previously in receipt of a subsidy from KCC, the decision by Stagecoach that this route is to be axed is of significant concern to residents of these communities.
Not only is the bus used by pupils travelling to school, but is a lifeline for many that will now be socially isolated without any form of public transport.
KCC Local Transport Plan 5 states that "We will.....increase public transport." We urge KCC to act on this pledge.This backward step by Stagecoach needs to be addressed by KCC, as the alternative puts more vehicles on the road (increasing pollution, congestion and road damage), increases costs for families, and will lead to social isolation for many.

This ePetition runs from 19/07/2022 to 01/09/2022.

1100 people have signed this ePetition.