Appeal for a new bus service

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CAMPAIGNERS are hoping to get a bus company on board to trial a new service for two South Holland villages.

Villagers have been expressing their support for a call for Norfolk Green to start putting on buses for Moulton Seas End and Saracen’s Head.

Three South Holland district councillors will present their case to the bus firm at Spalding and District Transport Forum’s meeting this weekend and are hoping they will have some good news for those who rely on public transport.

Moulton Seas End councillor Andrew Woolf said: “Since we asked people to get behind our campaign we have had what I would call a quiet response, although I would probably have expected to receive more.

“But the feedback we have received has been very positive and now we just need to make sure our voice is heard on Saturday.

“We want to put across the point that what we are asking for is just a minor diversion which would bring great benefits to the residents of these two villages.”

Coun Woolf, Coun Anthony Casson and Coun Rodney Grocock will be asking Norfolk Green to consider re-routing one bus between 7.30am and 9.30am and another between 4.30pm and 6.30pm Monday to Friday to run on a loop turning off the A151 through Holbeach via Boston Road to Saracen’s Head then on through Pipwell Gate, Roman Bank to Moulton Seas End.

The changes would result in Whaplode losing four buses a day from its current 20-minute schedule.

Coun Woolf said: “We are asking Norfolk Green to consider what is for the greater good and although Whaplode would be losing out a little bit residents of Moulton Seas End and Saracen’s Head would gain a lot.

“We are just asking for a trial period to see how it goes.”