I would like to give my thanks to all those who signed, got involved with, and followed the efforts of our recent ‘Save Our Ipswich Shuttle’ campaign.
1090 people signed the petition and sent in comments. Many described limited mobility, need to make quick shopping trips, the easiness of jumping on and off, the undoubted friendliness of the drivers and fellow passengers as reasons why they regularly used it. I surveyed both the peak morning and lunch time journeys and found that in peak times 350 to 400 passengers travel from within the town itself on it. Not just to the Public Sector campus, but various places on the route. Lunchtimes between 90 and 150 travels daily into town; I estimated that this could add annually as much as £390,000 to the Ipswich town centre economy.
Continue reading Thank You ‘Save the Ipswich Shuttle Bus’ Campaigners
Suffolk County Council announced a month ago that it intended to cut the Free Ipswich Shuttle bus at the end of July. Transferring the funding received from County Council staff car park charges to a trial free Park and Ride fares for County Council staff travelling into Ipswich by car.
Continue reading Ipswich Shuttle Bus – Labour Councillors Stepping in to Save it
We believe Suffolk County Council’s decision to cut the free shuttle bus is undemocratic. It will hit the town centre’s economy, disproportionally affect the less mobile and disabled, people who cannot afford a car, and all Ipswich residents who use it.
This petition is organised by Ipswich residents and Ipswich Labour Councillors. It will be presented to Suffolk County Council, asking them to reverse their decision to cut the Ipswich Free Shuttle.
Click on the link to download the petition: Shuttle Bus Petition – July 2017
Please send any completed forms back to Cllr Sandra Gage – email@example.com – by no later than Tuesday 18 July. The petition will then be presented to Cllr James Finch on Thursday 20 July.
Following questioning from Labour Councillors on Suffolk County Council the administration has agreed to review the age limitations on the Endeavour Card.
Continue reading Labour presses for Endeavour Card review
Bus services across Suffolk are vital for many to maintain an independent life. On Wednesday it was Stowupland losing its bus service, in recent weeks we have heard of reduced services in Beccles, Sudbury, Stowmarket, Kesgrave, Martlesham, and as many as six routes coming into Ipswich.
Continue reading Bus service cuts – letter