Fenland residents urged to have their say on bus service

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MP Steve Barclay is urging bus users across the Fens to have their say in a review of services being carried out by Cambridgeshire County Council.

Three services which cover areas as far afield as Wisbech, Sutton, Manea, March and Lynn are being looked at under the Cambridgeshire Future Transport programme.

Due to reduced funding available to subsidise bus services, the county council is reviewing all affected services as part of the programme and is currently looking at Norfolk Green services numbers 46, 50 and 56.

The 46 links March to Wisbech and Lynn, the number 50 links Wisbech to Sutton and the number 56 links Wisbech to March and Manea.

Residents have until November 23 to have their say as part of a community survey, which aims to show how people use the buses.

Further information can be found on the county council’s website: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/cft

Mr Barclay said: “Our area is already under-provided for when it comes to public transport – particularly bus services – and so it is vital that people speak up to ensure the county council understands just how important these bus services are to the local community.”

Changes to services could take up to nine months to implement. There will be no changes until the consultation process is complete.