By Cheshire East Council - 5th July 2012 7:02am
Cheshire East Council's Cabinet has voted in favour of free flexible transport for holders of concessionary bus passes across the whole Borough.
From now on concessionary bus pass holders can access Dial-a-Ride services in Crewe, Nantwich, Congleton and the southern rural outskirts.
The decision was approved at the Cabinet meeting on June 25th after it emerged that people in the north of the Borough were able to use their concessionary pass on the service but those in the south were having to pay.
The disparity arose following the collapse of East Cheshire Community Transport, who ran Dial-a-Ride in the south, and Cheshire East Council's subsequent move to resurrect the service as soon as possible.
The leader of Cheshire East Council Councillor Michael Jones said he wanted to see equality between north and south.
He said: "It was obvious that this was grossly unfair to the people in the south and if not rectified, would have created a postcode lottery whereby people are treated differently merely by accident of where they lived in the Borough.
"Everyone should be treated equally which is why my Cabinet voted in favour of rectifying this anomaly."
The Cabinet considered three options recommended by officers and voted in favour of the restoration of usage of the bus pass on flexible transport across the entire Borough.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Civitas Planning Limited, a planning consultancy company, have submitted a planning application to Cheshire East Council to convert the Brookfield Golf Club into a large domestic dwelling with four bedrooms with en-suites and dressing rooms on the upper floor and kitchen / dining area and lounge on the lower floor.Extensions to the building are proposed to accommodate the new internal layout...
We've had a message sent in by a local resident — they have provided their name — regarding their concerns about vehicles parking in the centre of Audlem:Parking in the village is difficult as we all know and will get worse with the forthcoming new houses.However, there are an increasing number of people who park across and in the entrance to the Fire Station when visiting the Co-Op and...
Permission to build 102 houses on land belonging to the Doddington Estate has been refused by Cheshire East.The decision considers that "the positive planning benefits for the conservation of the heritage assets does not outweigh the harm that would be caused by the proposed residential development in the open countryside and by the lack of social/community benefits to be provided by the...
Audlem Scout & Guide Hall
Scout & Guide Hall
Scout & Guide Hall
Meet in Audlem Car Park at 9.30am