Lib Dem run Clitheroe Town Council has passed an emergency resolution calling on Lancashire County Council to keep the 280 Bus going and with the current timetable, after Preston Bus ceases to provide the service on the 17th June.
Cllr. Allan Knox said: “A large number of school pupils going either to CRGS or to Cardinal Newman use the service and to withdraw it or even just change the timetable during GCSE’s and A levels could have serious consequences for young people’s future life choices.
“In addition there are many people who use the service to commute to Preston or BAe.”
The resolution passed by the Town Council reads as follows:
Clitheroe Town Council notes with extreme concern the decision by Preston Bus to deregister the 280 Bus service as of June 17.
Clitheroe Town Council notes the importance this bus service plays to Clitheroe residents who work at both BAe and in Preston.
Furthermore, Clitheroe Town Council notes the importance of the bus service to pupils travelling from the Clitheroe and Ribble Valley area to Cardinal Newman College and those travelling inwards to CRGS and that the cancellation is due to occur during the GCSE and A level season.
The Town Council therefore resolves that the Town Clerk should write to the cabinet member responsible at Lancashire County Council and ask that a temporary replacement service fulfil the same timetable until the school summer holidays and that when a permanent replacement service is found; that the same level of service be provided on the 280 route.