UPDATE: The County Council had intended to withdraw the 65 bus service at the end of July. However, they have now announced that “members have reflected upon this proposal and its implementation has been suspended”. They say that “this is because a wider review of public bus services is being undertaken at a county wide and potentially regional level” but the other explanation is the outcry from the villages affected, with, apparently, over 1,000 signatures on the petition (paper and online) calling for a protection of the service, as well as the many letters and emails sent.
The issue is not over, but at least we have a temporary reprieve pending the results from this ‘wider review’.
26 July 2018
The 65 bus connects Chepstow to Monmouth via Devauden, Llanishen, Trellech, The Narth & Penallt. The service is threatened by financial cuts by Monmouthshire County Council.
Some residents on The Narth have started a campaign to save the 65 Bus, as they believe the loss of this essential service will cut off many people from education, employment and social services. It will impact most heavily on young people and the elderly.
If you agree that this vital service to a large rural area needs to be supported and funded by local government then please sign the petition: