Misery at plans to cut bus service to Doncaster airport

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A young mum from Harworth in Doncaster may be forced to quit her job because her bus to work is due to be axed as part of cost-cutting measures.

Joanne Frost, aged 22, works at JD Wetherspoons in Robin Hood Airport five days a week to earn money to support her partner and four-year-old son.

To get there, she catches the number 30 Stagecoach East Midlands bus, which is financed by Nottinghamshire County Council.

However, it is due to be axed from August 3.

To get to work using other means, Joanne would have to take two buses, which would take her two hours. 
She says that is not possible because of childcare commitments.

“I have been thinking about looking for a new job close to home.

“But I want to work here – I love it,” she said.

Joanne called her local MP, John Mann for help.

She claims a member of his staff told her to buy a push bike.

John Mann denied this.

“I have no intention of making anyone go to work on a bike.

“We need a bus service in this area and I will continue to make representations on the issue,” he said.

A spokesman from Doncaster council said: “The revised services will be implemented as part of the budget efficiencies process which has reduced expenditure on local bus services by 30 per cent, to help reduce the council’s budget deficit of £154m over the next three years.”