Friday, July 23, 2010

11/12 bus service petition - photocall

Last week, I highlighted the campaign by Community Spirit, local residents' group for Ancrum, Pentland, Tullideph and the Cleghorn area, to seek improvements to the 11/12 bus service. I have since spoken with many local residents who rightly believe that a bus service that doesn't run after 3pm on weekdays and has no service at all at the weekend is a really poor service and not fit for purpose.

At lunchtime today, at Ninewells Hospital, I joined with Community Spirit representatives and my ward colleague Cllr Richard McCready at a photocall to highlight the excellent response to the petition - already around 500 signatures (including nearly 50 on the on-line version available at
http://tiny.cc/communityspirit). We chose Ninewells Hospital for a good reason - it is impossible for residents who rely on the 11/12 to get to the hospital to visit friends and relatives in hospital using this bus service - as visiting hours start at 3pm. We are grateful to "The Courier" for covering the photocall - to appear in tomorrow's edition.

Local councillors and Community Spirit wish to present the petition to National Express Dundee during August - and at the same time discuss the concerns with the bus company.