The 126 is a vital lifeline to many of the most vulnerable people in communities along the Cheddar Valley. It links communities to doctors surgeries in Wells, Cheddar and Axbridge; the hospital in Weston; schools and colleges along the route; as well as shopping and socialising.
First Bus claim the route is no longer profitable but I’ll be pushing them hard on their numbers. Just last week, they were threatening to cut the 173 instead of the 126 so I’m not sure they’re being particularly consistent and I’m determined to get answers.
But Somerset and North Somerset Councils do subsidise bus routes in many parts of the county and so if First Bus won’t budge, I need your support to force the councils to step in and save the 126.
Many thanks to the thousands who signed my petition. I presented it on Friday 26 August and await the councils' response.