ePetition details

A decent bus service for all our communities

We the undersigned petition the council to We call on the Leader of the Council or an appropriate Cabinet member to organise and chair a meeting between residents in affected areas and local bus companies. This meeting will discuss the provision of a new bus route linking the following places. Fairfax court in Thornhill, Harefield estate, Bitterne district centre, Southampton City Centre, Southampton Railway station, the General Hospital via Hill Lane. This service to run every twenty minutes in peak hours with a reduced service in the evening and at weekends. That prior to the meeting the City Council give due consideration to providing public financial support for this route. This support if agreed to be included in this years budget proposals.

A number of City communities are poorly served by a bus service. These include some of our more deprived communities. This proposed service attempts to overcome three of these bus black spots in one go.
Firstly the need for residents in Thornhill to access services in Thornhill park road including GP services. Secondly the need for a regular bus service for the Harefield estate including an evening and Sunday service. Thirdly the need for a regular bus service running along Hill lane serving communities in Freemantle and Shirley wards.
Many attempts have been made in the past to address these issues directly with the bus companies but they have fallen on deaf ears.
The bus companies being private organisations are motivated by the need to make a profit and whilst this is unlikely to change without radical national legislation the communities affected deserve better and demand action now.

This ePetition ran from 16/10/2019 to 16/01/2020 and has now finished.

57 people signed this ePetition.