Brighton bus bosses to hold meeting about number 24

Ashley Desmond

Ashley Desmond

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Brighton bus bosses will be meeting with users to discuss the service.

Mike Best, operations director for Brighton and Hove Buses, will attend a drop-in meeting at the Community Cafe, New Larchwood in Coldean from 10am to noon on March 25.

This meeting in response to a petition about the infrequency for the 24 bus started in October by Coldean resident Ashley Desmond.

Michael Inkpin-Leissner, another Coldean resident, said: “The unreliability means that you have to allow much more time for your journey. Coldean can feel very cut off sometimes.

“Real-time indicators would at least tell you that there is a bus on the way.”

Coldean residents are encouraged to attend the drop-in meeting and those unable to attend can email hollingdeanandstanmer@brightonhovelabour.com to pass on their comments.

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9:02am Mon 17 Mar 14

BURIRAM says...

Six buses an hour serve coldean during the daytime that's more than services 48 through Bevendean and 50 through Hollingdean.
Six buses an hour serve coldean during the daytime that's more than services 48 through Bevendean and 50 through Hollingdean. BURIRAM
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12:55pm Tue 18 Mar 14

CSummers says...

Perhaps the Labour Party, and the candidates for Hollingdean & Stanmer in particular, might consider it more appropriate for comments by residents to be directed to the Coldean Community Forum (http://goo.gl/t60aN
1) - an amazing community group that works really effectively on behalf of Coldean residents - rather than to the Labour Party contact given in this article?

In the end, residents want services to work for them and aren't really interested in attributing successful outcomes to a political party for whom they might feel obliged to vote in the next elections.
Perhaps the Labour Party, and the candidates for Hollingdean & Stanmer in particular, might consider it more appropriate for comments by residents to be directed to the Coldean Community Forum (http://goo.gl/t60aN 1) - an amazing community group that works really effectively on behalf of Coldean residents - rather than to the Labour Party contact given in this article? In the end, residents want services to work for them and aren't really interested in attributing successful outcomes to a political party for whom they might feel obliged to vote in the next elections. CSummers
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11:10am Wed 19 Mar 14

Mashelz says...

BURIRAM wrote:
Six buses an hour serve coldean during the daytime that's more than services 48 through Bevendean and 50 through Hollingdean.
We only get 3 an hour each way. And they are often skipped or late.
[quote][p][bold]BURIRAM[/bold] wrote: Six buses an hour serve coldean during the daytime that's more than services 48 through Bevendean and 50 through Hollingdean.[/p][/quote]We only get 3 an hour each way. And they are often skipped or late. Mashelz
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12:51pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Lex-Angel says...

That's the whole problem. You can't even guarantee that your kids can get to school on time. No-one bothers to explain why the buses get cancelled. There might be six buses an hour in theory, but the reality is different. Bad attendance is not good, especially when it's neither the child nor the parent's fault.
That's the whole problem. You can't even guarantee that your kids can get to school on time. No-one bothers to explain why the buses get cancelled. There might be six buses an hour in theory, but the reality is different. Bad attendance is not good, especially when it's neither the child nor the parent's fault. Lex-Angel
  • Score: 3

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