There’s a petition locals are being urged to sign in a bid to keep the Number 47 bus in the village. It goes from Bridport to Yeovil and back and is vital for students at Yeovil College. Here’s the link to the website.
And here’s the information on the 38 Degrees website:
We the undersigned request Dorset and Somerset County Councils and Yeovil College to recognise the importance of the number 47 bus link between Bridport and Yeovil to students and to workers in our local economy and to commit to continuing to subsidize this important strategic route beyond April 2014 should a viable commercial alternative not be commissioned'
Why is this important?
The current timetable will be replaced 05/04/2014, by a temporary timetable until 27/06/2014 which axes the peak time (commuter services), Monday to Friday during the college holidays. Then from 28/06/2014 the service as a whole is threatened with the axe.