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Whittlebury Village

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Clerk: Mrs Linda Paice
9 Bradden Way, Greens Norton
Towcester, Northamptonshire
NN12 8BY

Tel: 01327 353622


Posted: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:45 by Roger Harrington

After what has turned out to be only a temporary restoration of the X88 bus service at the end of June, from Whittlebury to Towcester and Northampton and return, albeit only once daily and only on weekdays, the Parish Council heard yesterday from Northamptonshire Highways that they in turn had received information from Stagecoach that the service will no longer operate from Monday 6th November - in effect the last bus will run on Friday 3rd November.

Stagecoach were due to provide the Council with bus occupancy figures and in the absence of any communication - or explanation - an invitation has been extended to the managing director of Stagecoach (Midlands), Mr. Steve Burd, to attend the next Parish Council meeting on Thursday 16th November.

In view of the extreme financial pressure on the County Council, this news is not altogether surprising even if it turns out subsequently that the service was used often and regularly by villagers but the short notice of cessation leaves a lot to be desired - any plans for some early Christmas shopping have been well and truly scuppered!

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