Make your voice heard over proposed bus cuts in the Midhurst and Petworth area

BUS passengers in the Midhurst and Petworth area are being urged to complete West Sussex County Council’s bus survey on a third phase of proposed cuts in subsidies to bus companies.

There is still time to take part in the survey being held to find out more about how people use certain bus services.

The survey will, says the county council, help it decide which bus subsidies will have to be reduced and the deadline for comments is Tuesday, January 17.

Among routes under the spotlight are the Compass route 69 from Loxwood to Pulborough, the popular 99 linking Petworth to Chichester and Stagecoach route 70 which links Midhurst, Fernhurst and Haslemere to Guildford.

Midhurst town councillors are keen to protect the 70 route which they say is the only link for people without cars to the London train lines at Haslemere.

Midhurst’s district councillor Gordon McAra said: “This service is crucial to many people who commute to work in London as well as students who use the colleges at Godalming and Guildford. “If the route is axed it will be a real body blow for the area.”

Fill in the survey at west sussex website