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Bus company Arriva runs part of Greater Manchester’s NHS ambulance service

Bus company Arriva is to run part of Greater Manchester’s ambulance service, it has been confirmed. The bus and train operator …

Southampton City Council proposes 300 job losses

In the 2013/14 Budget Southampton City Council has proposed the following budget cuts and job losses, some departments closed …

Bus service cuts, Scarborough

Bus services have been cut on weekends and bank holidays. No buses after 6pm leaving many local people - particularly shift …

Bus Services

Bus services in Blackpool have been cut - many areas have no bus services after 7pm and earliest morning bus is at 8am.

Bournemouth DVLA office set to close

All 39 regional DVLA offices are being closed between autumn 2012 and autumn 2013. The DVLA office in Bourne Valley is among …

Parking charges re-introduced for blue badge holders in Poole

Borough of Poole council have reintroduced car parking charges for blue badge holders (non-road tax exempt) in all …

Road schemes shelved

Two multi-million pound schemes to tackle some of the area’s busiest roads are on hold because of spending cuts. The urgent …

Bus Fares for Children

From 1/4/12, Arriva Merseyside will increase child fares by 33% due to the usual excuses such as rising costs and a 20% cut in …

Sheffield Community Transport

Charity. Provides a range of community transport and local bus services all focused on addressing social exclusion. Local …

Shencare Community Transport

Charity. Provides an affordable and accessible door to door escorted passenger transport service for elderly people and other …

Tewkesbury Third Sector Services

Charity. Provision of community transport services. Local authority funding cut: £1,042. Details: Received £10,420 in …

Tewkesbury Dial-a-Ride

Charity. Minibus adapted to accommodate wheelchairs. Service collects clients from their door to their destination. Local …

South Cotswold Voluntary Service

Charity. Provides a range of services to those who live in the Cotswold. Funding for community transport services. Local …

Lydney Dial-a-Ride

Charity. Community transport scheme in the Forest of Dean serving Lydney, Coleford, Cinderford and surrounding villages.Local …

North Wealden Community Transport

Charity. Formed to provide the management and co-ordination of community transport services in the Wealden district of Sussex. …

Henfield Dial-a-Ride

Charity. Accessible transport service. The service is available to anyone. The minibus has low steps, lots of handles, a tail …

St Helens Community Transport

Charity. Operates across the whole of St Helens, providing fully accessible transport to meet the transport needs of local …

Heywood New Heart Community Transport

Charity. Provides a quality inclusive transport solution for the community of Heywood. Local authority funding cut: £10,000. …

North West Rail Campaign

Charity. Partnership of organisations across the North West working to improve rail in the region in order to generate economic …

Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership

Charity. Promotes increased usage of the Mid Cheshire Railway Line and development and improvement of facilities along the …

Westway Community Transport

Charity. Subsidised cars and shopper scheme. Local authority funding cut: £5,166. Details: Received £103,313 in 2010/11; cut …

Hillingdon Community Transport

Charity. Provides cheap accessible transport to a range of community groups, statutory organisations, schools etc, including …

The Voluntary Network Dial a Ride

Charity. Dial a Ride is a door to door accessible minibus service for people who find it difficult to use public transport. The …

Ely and Soham Dial-a-Ride

Charity. Aims to provide an affordable community transport service for those who are affected by social exclusion and rural …

Cambridge Dial-a-Ride

Charity. Cambridge Dial-a-Ride is a non-profit organisation which provides local transport services that are safe, affordable, …

Wellibus Villager

Charity. Rural bus service for Wellingborough. Local authority funding cut: £30,000. Details: Received £30,000 in 2010/11; no …

Chesterfield and District Community Transport

Charity. Provides accessible transport for individuals and groups throughout the Chesterfield and District area taking them to …

Local bus services, Cornwall

Cornwall council is reducing the bus pass subsidy granted to local bus companies to just 44% of the actual cost borne by the …

Buses

Buses are under threat from cuts to three different funding streams. Firstly local authorities are cutting funding for socially …

road accident research

One of the governments first acts in its comprehensive spending review was to cancel agreed funding into road accident research …

Samuel Pepys Special Needs School transport

Cambridgeshire County Council have sent a letter to parents of children attending Samuel Pepys Special Needs School in St Neots …

Disabled travel pass

From April 1st disabled travel passes on local trains will be invalid, currently those with a pass travel free

Bromley Council maintenance services

Bromley Council is reducing a number of budgets relating to maintenance work around the area: - reduced inspections and minor …

Bromley school crossing patrols

Bromley Council has voted to axe its school crossing patrols as part of its cuts for 2012/13.

Trafford Home to School Transport

Trafford’s budget for Home to School Transport faces a £300,000 cut.

Suffolk young people’s transport discount

Suffolk County Council voted on 17th February 2011 to axe its Explore Card transport discount scheme from 1st April 2011, as …

Whitby bus services

Arriva has confirmed that the following bus route contracts have been terminated due to North Yorkshire County Council removing …

North Yorkshire County Council

The authority’s workforce, currently totalling 24,000 people, will see about 500 jobs go. Children and young people’s services …

Blackburn Council Services (many!)

Mobile library service to be cut and library opening hours reduced. Arts and cultural events / provisions to be cut include …

Kent Local Transport Schemes

£4,100,000 has been cut from Kent’s local transport schemes, which are intended to ease congestion and improve safety. …

Manchester school crossing patrols

The number of lollipop patrols at Manchester schools is likely to be cut as Manchester City Council reviews funding for school …

Manchester highways maintenance

Manchester City Council plans to significantly cut its highways maintenance capital spending, with only essential repairs …

Manchester car parking

Manchester City Council plans to end free parking on Sundays, while on-street charging will be extended to 12 hours, 7am to …

Selby bus depot

A dozen jobs are to be lost at Selby bus depot following £600,000 of subsidy cuts by North Yorkshire County Council. The cuts …

Driving Standards Agency office, Cardiff

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) area office in Cardiff, which employs 87 staff, is to close, it has been announced. Caradog …

Harefield Road multi-storey car park, Nuneaton

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council have decided to shut Harefield Road multi storey car park to the public on Sundays and …

Leeds highway maintenance

Leeds City Council is planning to cut its highway maintenance revenue budget by £1.5m.

Leeds FreeCityBus

Leeds City Council is planning to scrap its funding for the FreeCityBus, which provides a free bus service linking Leeds’ rail …

Borehamwood bus services

More than 50,000 passenger journeys are expected to be lost as Hertfordshire County Council cuts bus services in Borehamwood. …

Watford bus services

Cuts are being made to bus routes in south-west Hertfordshire, including the number 8 Watford to Mount Vernon route which will …

Dorset County Council planning services

Dorset County Council is proposing the following cuts to its planning service in 2011/12: • ending staff support to tourism …

Dorset highway maintenance and transportation

Dorset County Council is proposing the following savings to its highways and transportation service in 2011/12: • …

Dorset adult care day centres

Dorset County Council is proposing the following savings related to its adult care day centres for 2011/12: • withdrawing …

Merseytravel

Merseytravel’s block funding grant from the Department for Transport has been slashed by two thirds, with the Chairman of the …

Salford City Council staff

Salford City Council is set to shed hundreds of jobs under plans to save £39m over three years. Town hall bosses say they …

Warwickshire County Council staff and services

Warwickshire County Council is consulting on a series of cuts that would see the jobs of around 1,855 direct employees’ jobs …

Somerset bus services

Somerset County Council is cutting its bus subsidies across the county. This could mean 50 percent of bus services ceasing. …

Camden disability transport services

Camden Council is planning to implement a variety of cuts to transport services for adult care users and people with …

Peterborough car park charges

Peterborough City Council is set to increase the charges for using many of its city car parks in order to raise extra …

Peterborough post-16 education transport

Peterborough City Council is planning to scrap free school/college transport for children over 16 with medical problems or …

Peterborough faith school transport

Peterborough City Council withdrew its provision of free transport for children starting at faith schools in September …

Huntingdonshire car park fees

Huntingdonshire District Council intends to double car park fees from 2014 in order to generate an extra £500k of revenue.

Huntingdon Bus Station redevelopment

Huntingdonshire District Council has scrapped plans to redevelop Huntingdon Bus Station in the wake of central government …

Fenland car park charges

Fenland District Council is introducing car park charges in order to balance the books in the face of public funding cuts. The …

Northamptonshire Casualty Reduction Partnership

Northamptonshire’s Casualty Reduction Partnership, a road safety team, is suffering major funding cuts that will force it to …

Kingsthorpe Corridor

On 13th July 2010 Northamptonshire County Council pulled the plug on the Kingsthorpe Corridor highway improvement scheme, which …

Derbyshire public transport subsidies

Derbyshire County Council is consulting on ending train and community bus travel subsidies for members of the Gold Card scheme …

A1 Leeming to Barton

The government cancelled the northern section of the A1 Dishforth to Barton road scheme in its October 2010 Spending …

A21 Flimwell to Robertsbridge

The government cancelled the A21 Flimwell to Robertsbridge bypass scheme in its October 2010 Spending Review. The proposed …

A19/A189 Moor Farm Junction

The government cancelled the proposed improvement works at the A19/A189 Moor Farm Junction near Dudley in its October 2010 …

A21 Kippings Cross to Lamberhurst

The government cancelled the proposed A21 Kippings Cross to Lamberhurst road improvement project in its October 2010 Spending …

A14 Ellington to Fen Ditton

The government cancelled the A14 Ellington to Fen Ditton highway project in the October 2010 Spending Review. By the …

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