Improve public transport

Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing on behalf of Tweedsmuir Community Council to support Upper Tweed Community Council’s request that consideration be given to the allocation of £300,000 in 2019/20 and subsequent years to finance those areas at present “public transport deprived.”

We offer our support for the following reasons:

1 Tweedsmuir, just 35 miles from a capital city, has NO public transport provision at all. Residents expressed their dissatisfaction with this state of affairs most forcibly when the community council canvassed views for its community plan, and introducing some sort of transport provision to the village is high on the council’s list of aims.

2 Although the UTTC’s request is to improve services in Broughton, any improvement there would be of immense benefit to Tweedsmuir residents, who we are sure would travel the six miles to Broughton to make any bus connection. TCC, therefore, would welcome any pilot schemes, as identified in the UTTC letter, and feel sure they would be well used by residents of both Broughton and Tweedsmuir.

3 Any additional bus services would encourage tourism and help regenerate an area that has witnessed steady decline over the past 20 years, with the closure of Broughton village shop the most recent example of a distressing trend.

 

It is high time that the present deplorable lack of public transport is tackled, and we would  urge the budget team to support the allocation of £300,000, as requested by UTCC, for an improvement that would have real and tangible benefits for the communities of the Upper Tweed valley.

Why the contribution is important

Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing on behalf of Tweedsmuir Community Council to support Upper Tweed Community Council’s request that consideration be given to the allocation of £300,000 in 2019/20 and subsequent years to finance those areas at present “public transport deprived.”

We offer our support for the following reasons:

1 Tweedsmuir, just 35 miles from a capital city, has NO public transport provision at all. Residents expressed their dissatisfaction with this state of affairs most forcibly when the community council canvassed views for its community plan, and introducing some sort of transport provision to the village is high on the council’s list of aims.

2 Although the UTTC’s request is to improve services in Broughton, any improvement there would be of immense benefit to Tweedsmuir residents, who we are sure would travel the six miles to Broughton to make any bus connection. TCC, therefore, would welcome any pilot schemes, as identified in the UTTC letter, and feel sure they would be well used by residents of both Broughton and Tweedsmuir.

3 Any additional bus services would encourage tourism and help regenerate an area that has witnessed steady decline over the past 20 years, with the closure of Broughton village shop the most recent example of a distressing trend.

 

It is high time that the present deplorable lack of public transport is tackled, and we would  urge the budget team to support the allocation of £300,000, as requested by UTCC, for an improvement that would have real and tangible benefits for the communities of the Upper Tweed valley.

by paulgreaves on January 31, 2019 at 07:52AM

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