Cheshire Bus Cuts - The Latest (Poynton)

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nowthensithe
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Re: Cheshire Bus Cuts - The Latest (Poynton)

Postby nowthensithe » Fri May 19, 2017 9:40 am

Thanks Rostrevor for the information. It certainly makes interesting reading. I will certainly make contact and raise objections. Effectively they seem to be adjusting the route of the P1 via an area that would have even less users. And for residents of the higher part of Coppice Road they seem to be stuffed.

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Re: Cheshire Bus Cuts - The Latest (Poynton)

Postby nedsram » Fri May 19, 2017 10:33 am

The link mentions a "staffed event":

Poynton - 13 June - 2-7pm - Poynton Civic Hall, Park Lane, SK12 1RB

This is their comment on the withdrawal of the P1 service. Yesterday the P1 went past as I was walking along Chester Road. I counted ten passengers in it. Have they thought this one through? If everybody on the west side of Poynton who used the P1 instead asked for the little bus, would this work out cheaper than keeping the P1? Detail of the options they have in mind for the little bus can be found in the first linked document at the end; it's too long to reproduce herre.

The current P1 route would be withdrawn and part of the route would be served by the proposed Route F. There would be no services between Poynton Church and Argyle Street in Hazel Grove. Any Cheshire East resident with no alternative public transport access would be eligible to use the Little Bus service.


Further links:

Details of the proposals and whether your bus route is affected (PDF, 3MB)

questionnaire

timetables of the proposed routes (PDF, 1.3MB)

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Re: Cheshire Bus Cuts - The Latest (Poynton)

Postby nedsram » Fri May 19, 2017 10:38 am

nowthensithe wrote:And for residents of the higher part of Coppice Road they seem to be stuffed.


Not true if I have understood their (somewhat garbled attempt at a) route description. The route is Waterloo Road, Coppice Road, Shrigley Road North, Green Lane, Middlewood Road, Park Lane. To get a bus to Poynton from Coppice Road it would appear that you have to get one in the "wrong" direction, and enjoy the scenery near the golf course on the way back. :roll: The only bit of Coppice Road not covered is between Waterloo Road and Hockley.

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Re: Cheshire Bus Cuts - The Latest (Poynton)

Postby nedsram » Fri May 19, 2017 1:09 pm

I have just completed the questionnaire. I'm rather dumbfounded by some of the options they appear to be considering, such as charging people with bus passes to use a "little bus" instead, restricting the operating hours of the little bus, and restricting its use to people with "severe mobility" problems.

If you use the P1, please complete this questionnaire. Make sure that anybody you know who uses the P1 and has no internet access is aware of what is going on. The people who will be most disadvantaged by these proposed changes are likely also to be the people least likely to be aware of how they can register their objections.

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Re: Cheshire Bus Cuts - The Latest (Poynton)

Postby nowthensithe » Fri May 19, 2017 2:19 pm

Completed and sent. At least they didn't ask how much you earn and which paper you read. :roll:

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Re: Cheshire Bus Cuts - The Latest (Poynton)

Postby Rostervor » Fri May 19, 2017 7:27 pm

nowthensithe wrote:Completed and sent. At least they didn't ask how much you earn and which paper you read. :roll:

But are you pregnant? :D :o :?

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Re: Cheshire Bus Cuts - The Latest (Poynton)

Postby nowthensithe » Sat May 20, 2017 8:00 am

Not as far as I know. But if I was we could make a fortune. :o


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