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It has come to our attention that the 747 bus service from Leicester to Uppingham via Billesdon and Belton is now under threat of withdrawal. The Parish Council is well aware of how important this service is to residents of all the places it serves and will be making overtures to have this decision reversed. Residents should also make their feelings known directly to the bus company.
Please keep watching the local press for updates on the situation.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:02 by Caroline Newton
On 21st December, 2016, the Parish Council received an email from Lee Quincey, LCC stating the following:
Following confirmation of Centrebus's intention to withdraw the Leicester to Uppingham 747 bus service from 8th January 2017, both Leicestershire and Rutland County Council have been actively exploring options on how best to cater for local residents' essential needs.
Whilst clearly both Council's cannot be the long term provider of last resort subsidy in situations like this; having considered the options, the provision of emergency one off funding to maintain this route is believed to be the most sensible approach at this time. This will provide time for both authorities to fully consider the wider alternatives and in Leicestershire's case for it to be considered as part of its countywide accessibility policy review of rural bus services in 2017/18.
A joint Leicestershire and Rutland County Council one off emergency intervention payment to Centrebus is therefore proposed, which would keep the 747 running to its current level of service until January 2018.
We will, with our support, be looking for local communities and parishes served by the 747 to take the lead on working in partnership with Centrebus to secure the future commercial viability of the service when this one off funding contribution comes to an end.
At the current time there is no intention for either authority to fund this service beyond January 8th 2018.
We will write to parishes again soon with a suggested approach on how we can support and facilitate them working with Centrebus going forward.
As of the beginning of this year, the Parish Council has been informed that two allotment holders have given notice that they will not be renewing their allotments as of 1st April 2017. Therefore, anyone wishing to take over an allotment, should contact the Parish Clerk, Caroline Newton, on 2598 416. As of 1st April 2017, the allotment fee for 12 months (inclusive of water) is £25.00.
22nd January 2017