Bedwyn Bus Cuts - affecting more than just Marlborough residents
Following on from Dr Sam Page’s letter regarding the cuts to buses with links to Bedwyn, I’d like to point out that this doesn’t only affect residents of Marlborough.
I lived in Marlborough for many years before moving to Newbury last summer. I have no car, and rely on public transport to be able to return to visit friends. There is just one bus, on Friday afternoons, from Newbury to Marlborough, and I have to hope that a bus meets the train at Bedwyn to get home. Checking the timetables, buses - when they do run - are not designed for people visiting the town, but leaving in the morning and returning in the evening.
If Marlborough is to develop as a tourist destination - and surely it should, given the wonderful High Street - then attention needs to be paid to those who want to visit. At the moment, unless you have a car or live on the Swindon-Salisbury route, that is almost impossible.