COLNE: Objections in House of Lords over withdrawal of ‘lifeline’ bus

Blue Tourist bus. Coach. Vector illustration
Blue Tourist bus. Coach. Vector illustration

Pendle Liberal Democrat councillor Tony Greaves, who represents Waterside ward, has expressed his disappointment at the very short time allowed for objections to the withdrawal of a local lifeline for people without cars in the Lenches and Bunkers Hill areas of Colne.

As Lord Greaves and a member of the House of Lords, he raised the proposed withdrawal of service 16 in the Lords last Wednesday. Now he has learned that comments on the proposal have to be received at County Hall in Preston by Friday.

They must be sent to County Counc. Malcolm Barron, Lead Member for Transport, PO Box 78, County Hall, Preston PR1 8XJ. Or emailed to him at

Coun. Greaves said: “I hope people will write or email even if it’s a day or two late, telling him of their circumstances. Or they could phone the local transport department at County Hall on 01772 534564.”

Coun. Greaves has also asked Pendle staff to convene a meeting with local Colne councillors for the affected area to discuss the problem, make an objection, and try to find ways to help.