Thousands sign petition to save ‘beloved’ bus number 141 as TrentBarton announces plans to scrap service

Councillors say bus firm announced plans to scrap service without any consultation with the communities impacted and local council.

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MORE than 2,000 residents have signed a petition objecting to plans to scrap a popular rural bus service used by people in Newstead and Ravenshead.

The petition, which is on change.org, has over 2,000 signatures – it currently has 2,023 signatures. Councillor Jason Zadrozny (Ashfield Independent), who started the petition, wrote online: “Trent Barton have announced that from 4th September – the 141 will cease operation.  They announced this WITHOUT any consultation with the communities impacted and local councillors.

Over the last year, Trent Barton have run the service down with frequent cancellations or late services.  This has led to lower than usual usage.  Trent Barton are using this as an excuse to cancel this vital service. 

“We are calling for them to re-think this short-sighted decision and work with Nottinghamshire County Council to improve this service not axe it.”

Local resident Carl Adey commented: “How on earth are people going to shop or go anywhere. They haven’t all got cars. Especially the elderly or invalids that rely on the bus. Not just for Linby and Papplewick, but all the surrounding villages and distrcts.

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“It’s absolutely disgraceful that it should come to withdrawing the 141. It’s going backwards.”

Councillor Zadrozny has also tabled an urgent question about the service cancellation for the full council meeting at Nottinghamshire County Council on Thursday, July 7.

You can sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/save-the-141-bus

Gedling Eye has contacted Trentbarton for comment.

2 COMMENTS

  1. We All rely on this 141 bus for work and hospital appointments and shopping .The elderly will be left in winter months to walk miles to get a bus as they cannot afford taxis on their pension. No can can afford taxis with the cost of living so this bus service is a life line for many people and we do not want to lose it. A smaller bus would be better than none at all I myself conracted Trent Barton and signed the petition. I hope they can resolve our precious bus service..

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