Local MP Luke Hall and the Local Yate Action Team (Sonia, Matt and Liz) have launched a petition on behalf of our community in response to the proposals by First Bus to make changes to the new Y3/4 Service, formerly the 46 and X46 service serving Brimsham, Halifax Road, and Cranleigh Court Road areas.
Our Local MP Luke Hall immediately met with Senior First Bus Managers in Bristol on Friday the 3rd of August following the concerns being raised. This petition supports his and the local team's efforts demonstrating the strength of feeling in our communities.
Luke said; "As a Yate resident, and our MP, I completely understand my neighbours' concerns over the proposals which, whilst providing a ‘faster service’, result in the loss of access to a route for much of North Yate. As our MP I have regular meetings with First after our success with the 82 Bus, so last Friday I used that opportunity to raise our communities' concerns in person, and they welcomed our feedback before September. I am working alongside local campaigners in Yate in setting up a petition which I hope, like the 82 bus petition, will demonstrate how valued that easy access is to Yate residents."
Local Campaigner and Halifax road resident Sonia Williams said; "These changes will have a huge impact on my neighbours, and as a resident I know how well used, and important this access is to us all. That's why both myself, Luke and the team will be working together to ask that First Bus step back, look again at the proposals and retain access for our community in North Yate"
The petition calls and urges on First Bus to ensure that North Yate retains their access to local bus services and asks that an amendment be made before the expected September start date.
If you would like to share with Luke how this will personally affect either you or a family member please do email Luke.Hall.MP@parliament.uk