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Malton MP To Call for OAP Donations to Keep North Yorkshire Bus Services Going

Bus Stop 281113

7:39am 10th February 2014

Malton MP Anne McIntosh will call for a change in the law to allow pensioners on free bus passes to donate to keep at risk bus services going.

North Yorkshire County Council has approved cuts of £2 million to unprofitable services in the countryside but is looking at alternative options such as using other vehicles or volunteers to keep some sort of service going.

But Anne McIntosh will push her fellow politicians for a law change, which would allow pensioners who get free bus passes to donate a small amount to keep the services running.

The Thirsk & Malton MP said; “I am delighted to be able to discuss the urgent matter of the removal of the bus services in North Yorkshire. The bus services provide a life line to constituents in rural areas.”

“Bus services, like those to towns such as, Thirsk, Malton, Pickering and Filey are particularly vital, connecting the rural hinterland to the rural communities.”

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