Bus changes isolation fear for pensioners

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A Sheffield community could be left isolated by changes to bus services, one of its councillors has warned.

Coun Ian Auckland, opposition Liberal Democrat transport spokesman who represents Graves Park ward, has raised concerns on behalf of residents.

Changes to the 17 and 17A service will see the bus run between Jordanthorpe and Meadowhall only, leaving residents in Norton without a direct link to Woodseats and Meadowhead.

Norton Lees estate will see a severely reduced hourly service restricted to daytime only.

Coun Auckland said: “These proposed changes will mean a worse service for the local community, particularly for elderly residents.”

Changes to the Sheffield network are due to take place on the weekend of October 27 and 28.

But the deadline for comments is August 23.

Routes affected by changes are 11/12, 13/13a, 17/17a, 20/20a, 35, 36, 37, 57, 66, 81/85, 82, M92, 95, 123, SL1.

To find out about the changes, visit www.sheffieldbuspartnership.co.uk or call Traveline on 01709 51 51 51.

People can hand in comments to Travel South Yorkshire Information Centres.