Bus passengers in some Moorlands villages still waiting for news

A DECISION is expected soon as to whether a key rural bus service in the Staffordshire Moorlands will keep on running.

Moorlands Connect is under threat of being axed because of a cut made to bus subsidies by Staffordshire County Council.

The service is important to villagers in the north of the district who don’t have their own transport.

A number of other threatened bus services have been saved thanks to new arrangements made between the county authority, bus operators and partners.

Checkley county councillor Mark Deaville, cabinet member for commercial and highways, said: “While it was impossible for taxpayers to continue to subsidise bus journeys to the tune of ten pounds per head in some cases, we know that a bus service is important in many rural areas.”