Meeting to discuss bus route future

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RESIDENTS unhappy about plans to axe the only bus serving their Sheffield neighbourhood are invited to a meeting tomorrow.

Nether Edge Labour councillor Nikki Bond, Sheffield Council’s South Community Assembly, and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive have organised the meeting about the number 4 bus which runs along Cemetery Road and Psalter Lane.

The meeting is from 10.30am tomorrow at the Salvation Army Citadel, on Psalter Lane.

Coun Bond said: “I felt it was important to organise a meeting to discuss the proposals for the number 4 service because there is such a strong feeling about it from local residents.

“Also, I wanted to make it easy for the elderly and those who can’t walk very far to come and discuss their views since these are the people who will be left stranded if the proposal goes ahead.”

Coun Bond has delivered 600 copies of the review of bus services to local residents and supported the efforts of resident and former city councillor Jean Cromer by collecting signatures for the petition to maintain a service on Psalter Lane.

Hundreds of local residents have added their names and Coun Bond said she will present them to transport chiefs before consultation closes on service changes on July 14.

A city-wide meeting about the future of Sheffield buses is at St Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane, from 5pm on Thursday.