Following recent announcements of bus service cuts across B&NES, a Hallatrow resident has called on Parish Councils to 'get together to make a simple change'.

John Higgins has called on High Littleton, Timsbury and Farmborough Parish Councils to come together and complete a survey on local bus routes.

John Higgins responds to recent bus cuts:

'The buses running at present will be gone come April, apart from the 379, linking the two major cities in the area. A third of its route is on the A37. This has, for some time, been served by First buses ‘Blue Ribband’ 376.

'Residents in Temple Cloud, Clutton and Pensford, get three buses an hour, Monday to Saturday.

'Contrast this with the A39 and B3115, taking in High Littleton, Timsbury and Farmborough. A bus user here will be left with nothing.

'The three Parish Councils must get together to make a simple change.

'Every other 379 should run on this route. It could go left at Marksbury, pass through Chelwood, to join the A37. Do a survey on this, as more people may want to keep to A178 way serving Keynsham.

'Keep the 379 number as it is, with my suggested new route A379A. people of a certain vintage will remember the 88 and 88A. Radstock to Bristol, one for Hallatrow and beyond, the other going left at Paulton to Farrington Gurney. The floor of the old bus shelter by the fire station, still there. '

John Higgins