Several local parish councils whose residents would be affected by the probable demise of the 499 bus service are considering how best to deal with the situation. There is a move afoot, for example, to pool resources to run a proposed replacement service. This will be discussed at tomorrow night’s meeting of King’s Sutton Parish Council: Thursday July 5, 19:30 at the Oman (Church) Room. As ever, members of the public are invited to attend and express their views.
The council will be considering a proposal that it should become an integral member of a consortium of local organisations hoping to set up and manage an entity that would apply for funding to run a bus service that could act, to a certain degree, as a replacement for public transport services lost with the ending of the 499 route (set for July 21, 2018).
In addition, Aynho Parish Council is hosting a meeting on Saturday morning – July 7, 10:30-11:30 – at Aynho Village Hall to enable users of the 499 service, volunteers and residents of villages affected by the service’s prospective closure to arrange mutually acceptable travel arrangements, for example: car sharing, car pooling, taxi sharing, etc. Click here for more details on the Aynho website.