Bus needed for Sheffield mourners

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A petition to extend a bus service to a Sheffield Crematorium to help mourners visiting the graves of loved ones is set to be debated tomorrow.

The petition to make the M92 service run to Grenoside crematorium is supported by Coun Pauline Andrews, Sheffield Council member for East Ecclesfield, who has put forward a motion to a full meeting of the local authority.

She says an extended route would benefit community transport and passengers alike, as it would be used more.

People currently have to rely on lifts from relatives, taxis or walking the long distance from both Halifax Road and Skew Hill Lane.

The road is said to be steep and ‘dangerous’ after the Cow and Calf pub as there are ‘no footpaths on either side of the roadway, there is no street lighting, and there is a feeling of isolation as it opens up to fields and countryside, all of which is of great concern to public safety.’

A copy of the motion will be passed to the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive.