Kevin Foster MP has today (Wednesday 7th March 2018) welcomed news Torbay Council will provide £95,000 of capital funding to the Torbay Community Development Trust to support the running of Community Bus Services.
The funding will not only support the existing number 60 community service, but also create a new 65 and 67 service. The news follows a campaign and petitions supported by hundreds of residents, local Councillors and Kevin calling for the reinstatement of key links in Babbacombe, Hele and parts of Paignton which were served by the former Local Link Bus Operator until April 2017. Kevin presented one petition to the House of Commons after Council Officials initially refused to consider it.
Kevin Foster MP said: “The confirmation funding will be made available to support these services is a real boost for residents who lost their vital link last year. Many have felt even more isolated during the colder months of the year but can now look forward to a new bus service. This is a real win for the hundreds of residents who got behind the campaign and to those who volunteered their time to run it.”