No.9 Bus

THE FIGHT TO SAVE YOUR No 9 BUS

THE FATE OF THE NO 9 BUS NOW DEPENDS ON DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL MAINTAINING AND THEIR SUBSIDY

The fight begins again to ensure that the County Council maintains its financial support for the service.

 We know that this Conservative administration is intent on making financial cuts and reductions in subsidy. We hope that the Ockbrook and Borrowash Parish Council will use its influence with the ruling Conservative administration at Derbyshire County Council to demand that no reductions in either route or service are applied to our Number 9.

In the meantime, we have written a letter to every serving Labour councillor on Derbyshire County Council. We have asked them to follow the excellent lead of their Derby City Council Labour colleagues and support people of Ockbrook and Borrowash who need their Number 9 bus.
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THE COUNTY COUNCIL Latest

The Conservative Administration at Derbyshire County Council has stated in a letter to the Ockbrook and Borrowash Conservative Parish Council, prominently displayed on all the Parish Council notice boards and displayed to some local traders that the villages of Ockbrook and Borrowash will not be left without a bus.

Sadly, the Ockbrook and Parish Council seem to think that the job has been done and that the Number 9 bus has been saved!!

THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT THE CASE.

In a recent email to an  Ockbrook and Borrowash Labour Party member, Derbyshire County Council Senior Project Office, Anthony Crompton has stated that : we will be reviewing the current provision at some point to identify where costs can be reduced’.

THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THE NUMBER 9 HAS BEEN SAVED AT ALL – OR THAT ITS CURRENT LEVELS OF SERVICE WILL NOT BE REDUCED.

The Ockbrook and Borrowash Labour Party vows to continue to campaign for the retention of your Number 9 bus at its present – or improved levels of service.

THE FATE OF THE NO 9 BUS NOW DEPENDS ON DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL MAINTAINING AND THEIR SUBSIDY

The fight begins again to ensure that the County Council maintains its financial support for the service.

 We know that this Conservative administration is intent on making financial cuts and reductions in subsidy. We hope that the Ockbrook and Borrowash Parish Council will use its influence with the ruling Conservative administration at Derbyshire County Council to demand that no reductions in either route or service are applied to our Number 9.

In the meantime, we have written a letter to every serving Labour councillor on Derbyshire County Council. We have asked them to follow the excellent lead of their Derby City Council Labour colleagues and support people of Ockbrook and Borrowash who need their Number 9 bus.

The fight goes on.

THE STORY SO FAR

On Wednesday, 13th July, Derby City Labour Councillors’ Motion calling for the retention of the financial subsidy for the bus was defeated by 24 -21 votes.

 This means that from September 2011, the Derby City Council subsidy for the Number 9 bus will CEASE.

  SO WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

 Following Derby City’s decision, a Derbyshire County Council Officer informed us on 15th July (QUOTE) “I can confirm that Service 9 will continue in its current form beyond September 2011.  The withdrawal of funding by Derby City Council does, however, mean that the County Council will need to review the current arrangements, but no date has been set for this. I can assure you that if any changes subsequently occur to the service, then we would ensure that passengers would be made aware of these in advance”.

 

We have written to Derby City Councillor Chris Poulter, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and responsible for bus subsidies. Printed on the next page are our questions to Cllr Poulter’s and his response.

 THIS MEANS THAT:

  • The number 9 bus will continue to run up until the April 20012. But after that date there is no guarantee that Derbyshire County Council will continue with their part of the subsidy.
  • No other organisation has yet pledged any finance to offset the removal of the Derby City council subsidy. The Spondon Neighbourhood Forum made no pledge of £5,000 towards the number 9 service at its June meeting and has no plans to meet again until November.
  • People in Ockbrook and Borrowash have been told NOTHING about any ‘behind the scenes’ talks between their Parish Council and Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council or other organisations about the future funding of this bus service.
  •  We are all, as Parish residents ENTIRELY IN THE DARK.
  •  The Parish Notice boards says that to tell you what is going on would ‘prejudice’ negotiations.

 WHAT YOU CAN DO:

  • Ask Tory Parish councillors to tell you EXACTLY what they have been doing on your behalf.
  •  Write to your Tory Derbyshire County Councillors Wayne Major and Robert Parkinson and ask them what they are doing on your behalf.
  •  Write to the Derby Telegraph, the Long Eaton Chronicle and the local radio stations.  THEY HAVE REPORTED WHAT IS HAPPENING TO YOUR BUS SERVICE IN DETAIL, WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOUR.

THE OCKBOOK & BORROWASH LABOUR PARTY WROTE TO COUNCILOR POULTER
Read the questions and answeres here.

 HIGH QUALITY PUBLIC TRANSPORT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR EVERYBODY WHETHER WE LIVE IN A CITY OR A VILLAGE.

 SUPPORT THE NUMBER 9: MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

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