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Save our bus! We want the bus!

Save Our Bus! We Want The Bus!

We’ve been out protesting. No, not Iraq, Afghanistan or Palestine. Not climate change nor nuclear power. Once upon a time it was “Maggie Maggie Maggie! Out! Out! Out!” Now it’s “The wheels on the bus go round and round.”

Sure there’s nothing better than children with homemade placards.

But will it save the bus? The old service was already too expensive, unreliable and irregular. A deterrent to using it. The replacement service looks to be worse. Most of the passengers travel for free – on pensioner bus passes. The county council has cut the subsidy.

So it’s almost certainly uneconomic. But it’s also part of the social glue that holds disparate communities together. Just like the local post office.

So altogether now: “Save Our Bus! We Want The Bus!”

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