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Barnoldswick bus campaigners celebrate county subsidies U-turn
3:11pm Friday 7th February 2014 in News
CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save bus services in Barnoldswick are celebrating after Lancashire County Council decided not to go ahead with a blanket cut to bus subsidies.
The county council announced yesterday that it would review each service on a case-by-case basis.
Among the services threatened was the last Mainline 28 service to Barnoldswick from Burnley and Skipton.
Campaigner Lyle Davy, who had run the #SaveOurBarlickBuses campaign, said: “Obviously this is great news for the whole town. I argued hard that we needed these services for employment, and for socialising.
“I’d like to thank the hundreds of people in Barlick who’ve helped with the campaign, offered their support and responded to the consultation.
“This is a victory for the whole town, and shows that people power works. What we as individuals have done is huge, we’ve changed the mind of the county council.”
County Coun Paul White said: “This is hugely welcome news. Finally the Labour administration, who are targeting their cuts at rural areas and vulnerable people, have actually listened to the people of Lancashire.”
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