331 Bus Service
The parish council wrote to Arriva and County Councillors regarding the concern of residents being told by bus drivers that the 331 service was to end. They have, today, received the following updates:
Arriva have confirmed the following:-
"The contract ends at the end of March so HCC have requested companies submit tenders to run it. Arriva have chosen, for difficult reasons not to submit a bid to continue to run the route."
Councillor David Andrews has said that no one has come forward to run the service.
He also said that County is exploring what to do, and that the Lynx system was discussed, but it is clear that buses are difficult as they are mainly used by people who don't pay - the elderly and the young, so there isn't any money in it to make it attractive to commercial operators.
He said that residents should please contact him and Jeff Jones directly:
Posted: Tue, 24 Jan 2023 22:30 by Pat Foot