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Stone Town Council looks to fund a partial replacement for axed bus services

D&G Stone Town CouncilStone Town Council has opened discussions regarding a replacement bus service to meet the needs of residents isolated by service cancellation

As we reported in June, the D&G routes from Aston Lodge, Stonefield, Walton and Cherryfields were withdrawn on 22nd July following County Council funding cutbacks.

In details released today Stone Town Council are planning to sponsor a trial of four, once a week services between the town centre and each of the Aston Lodge, Stonefield, Walton and Cherryfields areas.

If the services are well used, the Town Council expects to be able to continue funding them in the longer term.

More details will be made available once discussions are further advanced.

Councillor Rob Kenney, Chairman of the Council’s General Purposes Committee said:

“The withdrawal of these bus services has left residents worried about being stranded in their homes,
without the opportunity to go in to Stone to shop, get their hair done, attend medical appointments
or even socialise.

I hope that by introducing and funding these new services, the Town Council will be
able to restore mobility to those in the town who are most badly affected.”

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