Fully Booked!

Please note that our North West Regional Seminar which will be held at Lancashire County Council on the 07/10/19 is now fully booked up.
If you have not booked a place and would like to add yourself to the reserve list for the event please contact events@sparse.gov.uk

Latest transport headlines impacting rural areas

Latest headlines:

Do not miss bus on transport strategy

2 September 2019

Access to public transport has been identified as a key issue for people in rural areas like Ludlow and south Shropshire. (Ludlow Advertiser)


Consultation launched for Tees Valley transport plans

29 August 2019

A NEW multi-million pound transport plan has been launched by the Tees Valley Combined Authority to look at the future of travel in the area. (The Northern Echo)


Solution for students facing axed school transport

13 August 2019

Campaigners fighting to save a rural school bus service celebrated a small victory this week. (Falmouth Packet)


Funding agreed for 'Uber-style' bus services

23 August 2019

Funds for £45m worth of major transport schemes including an 'Uber-style bus service' for rural Teesside have been signed off. (Gazette Live)


Grants available to community organisations

29 August 2019

Grants are now available for local organisations in the Yorkshire Dales to make a difference to their communities. (Richmondshire Today)


Bike routes expansion could be done cheaply

28 August 2019

Simple and effective measures can be taken to improve rural transport and get people out of their cars, says Patrick O'Brien/ (Cambrian News)


School transport problem continues for parents

24 August 2019

Parents discuss the appeal process with Cornwall Council about the ongoing issue of school transport from Medrose to Camelford. (Camelford and Delabole Post)


Transport worry over mental health unit closure

29 August 2019

Moving mental health wards outside Chichester must be supported by better rural transport options, a public meeting is told. (Chichester Observer)


Airport's rural bus plans called into question

19 August 2019

Doubts have been cast on Bristol Airport's rural bus plans, with one councillor questioning whether they are the service residents need. (Somerset Mercury)


Rural bus serving villages receives temporary lifeline

14 August 2019

A rural bus service facing the axe due to funding cuts has been temporarily saved to allow time to develop alternatives for the community it serves. (Suffolk Free Press)


Bus campaigners hope for service reprieve

29 August 2019

After almost a year-long campaign to save the 179 bus service, there is now good news for the people who live along its route. (Midsomer Norton Journal)


Petition over bus services gains momentum

22 August 2019

A petition for local authorities to be given greater control over the running of bus services is gaining momentum after being signed by around 1,500 people. (The Leader)


Hundreds of children left without bus passes

4 September 2019

Hundreds of pupils were left without bus passes for the first day of the new school year. (BBC Online)


School transport: Council answers questions

6 September 2019

Buckinghamshire County Council responds to parents' question over school transport. (Mix96)


Bus driver's concerns over changes to rural routes

28 August 2019

Suffolk County Council is currently considering the future of over 20 bus routes in and around the county which could see some services cut. (East Anglian Daily Times)

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