600 sign petition calling for Colnbrook to Staines bus link to remain open

An online petition to save the threatened Colnbrook to Staines bus service has seen nearly 600 sign up in the last two weeks.

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Ahead of its closure tomorrow an online petition has seen a huge outpouring of support in favour of the threatened 305 bus service between Colnbrook and Staines.

597 have signed the petition on the Windsor & Maidenhead Council website, which demands the preservation of funding initially until 31st August to buy time to sort out the future of the route.

Windsor & Maidenhead Council is reviewing the 305 bus service between Colnbrook, Wraysbury, Horton and Staines and funding is currently only guaranteed until the end of next month.  Horton and Wraysbury district councillor Colin Rayner told residents via Facebook that he has received an assurance from the council that “a service of some sort” would remain after 1 April to take children to school and residents to Staines and the doctor’s surgery.  But the review, according to Cllr Rayner, includes the possibility of replacing the route with a ‘dial and ride’ service or even taxis.

The Windsor Observer this week published an article including a quote from an unnamed spokesperson from Bear Buses, which runs the service, who claimed that “rumours are being spread by someone, but it seems we are the last to know“.

The 305 currently runs Monday to Saturday and is a key transport link for many Colnbrook and Poyle residents.

Incredibly, not one of Colnbrook’s 12 parish councillors or 2 ward councillors have signed the named petition so far.

Click here to go to the petition.  The deadline for signing is tomorrow –Monday, 20th February.

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