Bus petition presented to Parliament

Erewash MP Maggie Throup has presented a petition to save the number 23 bus route during a late night sitting of the House of Commons.

The petition, signed by nearly 300 residents, calls on the Commons to urge the Chief Executive of TrentBarton to reinstate the route which the company axed back in July.

Commenting on the petition, Maggie said:

“I was pleased to be able to present the petition on behalf of residents, many of whom have been adversely affected by the changes to the number 23 bus.

“With nearly 300 signatures collected, it is clear that residents greatly value this service which acts as a vital lifeline for many who rely on it to access amenities such as Ilkeston Hospital.

“I hope that the strength of feeling locally will persuade TrentBarton to reconsider their original decision and reinstate the service.” 

The petition will now be considered by the Government before it receives an official response from Ministers at the Department for Transport.