Service from Bridgwater to Street protected by bus users

Cllr Harvey Siggs

Cllr Harvey Siggs

First published in News This is The West Country: Photograph of the Author by

A BUS service from Bridgwater to Street has been saved after councillors asked the public to have their say.

In late 2013, Somerset County Council asked the public for their views on a number of proposed changes to the way some bus services were funded, with hundreds of responses received.

The number 19 Bridgwater to Street service has been protected, along with the number 11 Yeovil Town Service, the number 100 Minehead Town Service and the 106 Doniford to Minehead service.

Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, Cllr Harvey Siggs, said: “We face some extremely tough decisions because of significant reductions in our funding but we value the opinions of our residents as we face up to these challenges.

“We have protected those bus services that are most important to people as a direct result of this consultation.”

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8:21pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Rabbit1 says...

What is the point trying to save a bus service run by Webber Bus when they never turn up anyway!!!

They are a sham and I cannot understand how the mercury keep praising them. why don't you visit the bus station and get the views of the public
What is the point trying to save a bus service run by Webber Bus when they never turn up anyway!!! They are a sham and I cannot understand how the mercury keep praising them. why don't you visit the bus station and get the views of the public Rabbit1
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11:55am Fri 18 Apr 14

Rabbit1 says...

it also seems they have been sacked by Somerset County Council from running the Park and Ride in Taunton. and yet the Mercury has no mention of this.
it also seems they have been sacked by Somerset County Council from running the Park and Ride in Taunton. and yet the Mercury has no mention of this. Rabbit1
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7:42am Tue 22 Apr 14

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This is a nice post in an interesting line of content.Thanks for sharing this article, great way of bring such topic to discussion. AndersonSmith
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7:44am Tue 22 Apr 14

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This article gives the light in which we can observe the reality. This is very nice one and gives in depth information. AndersonSmith
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