Labour Parliamentary Candidate, Justin Madders has welcomed a Council survey, asking residents in Whitby and Hope Farm to give their views on whether they would use a Sunday bus service, where they travel to on that day and what mode of transport they use.
The move follows a campaign by the local Labour party, after residents had expressed concerns about local bus services, which they feel are unsatisfactory, particularly because they do not operate on Sundays. In November, a petition containing more than 180 signatures was presented to Council, requesting the Sunday service.
To take part please complete the online survey at www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk and the closing date for comments is May 17. Alternatively contact the Council's Public Transport Team on 01244 976116 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday who will be happy to help you take part in the survey.
Commenting, Justin Madders said: "I am pleased that the Council have finally listened to local residents, who have been asking for their local bus service to be looked at for some time. It is a shame that we have had to resort to a petition to get the Council to look at this issue, but I do hope that we will now see some improvements being made in the near future.
Improving this service is incredibly important to a number of residents who need to use buses on a Sunday in order to access work, or to visit family. I would urge as many local people as possible to complete the survey.
Public transport has faced a number of cuts over the past few years and I am determined to fight for a better service for residents across the constituency."