20 JUN 2017

Plans to cut bus services are appalling

I have called on Stagecoach bosses to scrap appalling and inexcusable plans to cut dozens of local bus services.

Stagecoach last week launched a consultation over the changes which will affect Dover, Deal and villages across the area. Some would lose their only regular service.

The firm has given residents just two weeks to lodge their views, with the consultation period ending on June 26.

These changes are appalling and totally unjustified. There are reductions for almost every village, just when we are getting more investment and housing all over the district.

People are quite rightly fuming. The two-week window for consultation – and the vague wording in it – is unwarranted, inexcusable and unacceptable.

I have written to Stagecoach's area director making my views known in no uncertain terms and asked for a meeting as a matter of urgency.

To have your say on the proposals by Monday, 26 June 2017, e-mail southeast.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com quoting "Dover Area Proposals" in the subject line. Or you can write to Stagecoach at Stagecoach South East Dover Area Proposals, FREEPOST RTLL-RCTZ-AKAK, Canterbury, CT1 2SY.

For more details on the proposed changes, click here


I cannot find out the changes stagecoach is proposing to carry out
- jean bryant

The link to the proposed changes is at the bottom, if you click on "here" in blue. Otherwise copy and paste this link into the address bar on your browser: https://tiscon-maps-stagecoachbus.s3.amazonaws.com/Timetables/South East/consultation document - proposed Dover area changes.pdf
- Charlie Elphicke

I am very unhappy, regarding the up coming changes, i live in West Whitfield, i use the 87 bus to Ramsgate through whitfield, i change at Sandwich to get to Ash, for regular special medical treatment. They are not running this service. I rely on all the busses to and from hospitals locally. The 60A that goes to Homebase etc, whitfield goes to Buckland hospital not running sept, we are getting a sports centre and supermarket, but no bus, amazing, we are expanding but having fewer busses. I am very unhappy with this indeed, i have no one to rely on with a car. Makes no sense at all. Very much appreciated that you are involved Mr Elphicke thank you .
- Miss Hickson-Brown

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