Help to save bus service
7:10am Thursday 3rd January 2013 in Letters
ONCE again we find another bus service from Dinas Powys is under threat.
The no. 86 bus runs two mornings a week, Thursday and Saturday, to Culverhouse Cross where residents have the opportunity to shop in Marks and Spencer and/or Tesco. This service has been used, mainly by older ladies, for many years and is greatly valued by all who use it. We now understand that because the Vale council has stopped their support for this service it could be disappearing in April.
Dinas Powys has already seen its bus service dwindle; firstly the 93 was reduced from half hourly to hourly, the 89 is now two-hourly instead of hourly and no longer runs on a Sunday. Residents who live in the Murch area of Dinas have no buses after 6pm and no buses on Sundays. The 95 service to Cardiff runs on the Cardiff Road infrequently on Sundays and is a good walk for those of us who have difficulty in walking.
There is no way to get a bus to Penarth on a Sunday at all. There is a large elderly population in Dinas Powys and for many the bus is their only way of getting about. I would ask everyone who values this no. 86 service to write to the Vale council to support the fight to keep it running.
Lynda Wallis Sir Ivor Place Dinas Powys