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Rural bus routes in South Northamptonshire

Volume 723: debated on Tuesday 29 November 2022

I rise to present a petition on behalf of my constituents.

The petition states:

The petition of the residents of the United Kingdom,

Declares that there are grave concerns about reductions of Stagecoach bus services in the South Northamptonshire constituency. The 41 Stagecoach bus route provides access to a GP practice, the University of Northampton, a terminal station and other local conveniences; further that it is a lifeline for the elderly and those who do not own a car; and further that this reduction in service has severely curbed independence for those living in rural villages, cutting individuals off from family, friends, employment, education and medical care.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to allocate further support for rural bus routes like the 41 Stagecoach, and to safeguard against any future reductions in services that keep our communities connected.

And the petitioners remain, etc.