A lifeline for pensioners

PENSIONERS left high and dry after the bus service they relied heavily on was axed, could be offered a lifeline.

Senior citizens living in the South Road area of Portishead have been campaigning to have the bus service which gave them regular access to the town’s High Street reinstated since it was cut in April.

The campaigners, who say the public transport link helped them maintain their independence, appealed to Portishead Town Council for help and a working party was set up to look into the matter.

Following reviews, talks with Nailsea and District Community Transport and subsequent reports, it is expected that at the town council meeting tonight (Wed), to be held at the youth centre in Harbour Road, a North Somerset Council representative will present a proposal to help meet the needs of the residents affected.

Resident Barbara Davies, aged 80, who says she has been lost without the service said: “I feel that we’ve been victimised and our needs have not been considered in these cost cutting exercises. I really hope the proposal will provide a solution for us which will make a big difference to our lives.”


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