BOB AINSWORTH LAMBASTS CENTRO OVER CHANGES TO COVENTRY BUS SERVICES

Bob Ainsworth has lambasted Centro for their failure to initiate an effective public consultation process as part of their Coventry Bus Network Review.

The failure to consult effectively has left many elderly and vulnerable people feeling anxious and isolated.  They fear that the proposed changes will diminish their local bus services and leave them stranded.  This view is reflected in much of the correspondence that Bob has received on the issue from many concerned constituents, particularly from those affected in the Henley and Walsgrave areas.

Bob has a meeting with Centro on Friday 2nd March 2012 at 10am to discuss this issue.  During the meeting, Bob will be seeking an appropriate way forward to mitigate the detrimental impact on those affected.

Bob said:

“This whole process has been a complete farce from start to finish.  It has left many elderly and vulnerable people feeling bereft of the vital bus services that they rely upon week in and week out.   

“The loss of a bus service can mean the loss of the opportunity to stay on in education or access employment, and can leave the elderly and vulnerable isolated. 

“I will be meeting with Centro to discuss the many concerns that have been raised with me by those directly affected”.

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