Friday, October 01, 2004

Iain Wins Fight to Restore Roughton Road Bus Service

Here's a Press Release I just issued.

North Norfolk Conservative Candidate Iain Dale has persuaded Norfolk
County Council and Sanders Coaches to reinstate bus services to the
Roughton Road area of Cromer. The 44 service was withdrawn in July, but after receiving several letters from local residents Iain Dale and
Conservative District Councillor Sue Arnold took up their case. Iain Dale learnt today that from Monday 4 October the 16 & 18 services will now stop at Roughton Road in addition to their normal route. Iain Dale comments: "I was concerned that Roughton Road residents were being cut off after losing their service. Many people relied on the 44 bus. While there is a railway station at Roughton Road, many elderly
residents cannot climb the several dozen steps up to the platform. I am
delighted that Sue Arnold and I have persuaded the County Council and Sanders to provide new services to the Roughton Road area. I am grateful to the County Council for listening to us and acting on our representations." Local resident Pearl Paice said: "This is great news and we're all delighted. I'm so grateful to Iain and Sue for their hard work."

Editor's Note: The 16 service runs from North Walsham to Holt on Tuesdays and Fridays. The 18 service runs from North Walsham to Sheringham on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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