More roads, less buses, millions wasted on consultants and residents deprived of vital services for want of a hundred thousand or so – despite declaring a climate emergency, County’s strangely dual attitude to money and transport continues this month..
Suffolk County Council announces funding cuts to subsidised bus routes Suffolk County Council has announced that 23 subsidised bus routes will no longer receive funding from the council, in a bid to save £340,000. This means that over a third of subsidised bus routes in the county will lose their funding. This will include the early morning 71 we can take from Woodbridge to Ipswich to get us there in time for work/college.
The decision to cut £340,000 from the subsidised buses budget was made in February, when the Council agreed on the budget for the current financial year. I spoke against this cut at the time, as well as other cuts that will affect bus users such as the decision to no longer print bus timetables. It seems that not everybody listened. Continue reading Woodbridge: What’s been happening – July