No risk to bus service

The 37 bus service between Spalding and Peterborough is to stay the same despite council budget cuts.
The 37 bus service between Spalding and Peterborough is to stay the same despite council budget cuts.

Passengers using a bus service serving Spalding, Cowbit and Crowland have been reassured over its future despite council budget cuts.

Stagecoach, operators of the 37 daily service, has confirmed that it will stay the same despite Peterborough City Council axing its subsidy for Sunday journeys.

The decision could have put Sunday services between Spalding, Crowland and Peterborough at risk but talks between Lincolnshire County Council and Stagecoach have resulted in the 37 timetable staying as it is for now.

Andy Campbell, managing director of Stagecoach, said: “Peterborough City Council is reducing the amount of subsidy for Stagecoach East tendered services which includes a small amount for the 37 operation on Sundays.

“Despite this, we plan to continue operating the 37 on its current timetable and we have checked with Lincolnshire County Council which has no plans to withdraw its funding for the service.”

Crowland county councillor Nigel Pepper said: “For as long as I can remember, this vital transport link has been provided and I’m pleased to hear that reports of its withdrawal were just rumours.”