Nottinghamshire residents celebrate as Nottinghamshire County Council uses Covid Relief money to extend the 141 Bus Service for a year.
It comes as Members of Parliament in Nottinghamshire have been working closely with Nottinghamshire County Council, Cllr Tom Smith and Trent Barton to find a way to keep this vital bus service alive. This major bus route connects Skegby, Stanton Hill, Sutton in Ashfield, Hucknall, Mansfield and Nottingham. Trent Barton had previously planned to cut the service from 4th September as they claim it had been struggling since the pandemic. They had previously reduced its services in the evening but due to the services not carrying sufficient customers they had decided to withdraw the route altogether.
Bus users expressed their outrage at Trent Barton’s decision to cut the major service in Nottinghamshire. MPs and County Councillors have been meeting with Trent Barton to see how they can keep the 141 service running.
Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottinghamshire Members of Parliament our now urging residents to continue use of this service over the next year to keep it viable.
Lee Anderson, the Member of Parliament for Ashfield & Eastwood said “I was out in Skegby and Stanton Hill recently talking to people who rely on the service, it isn’t just a bus route to them – it’s a lifeline. The 141 service is a vital service whether going to and from Kings Mill hospital, travelling into Nottingham or using the service to getting into the town centres of Sutton, Kirkby and Mansfield.
“I am delighted that this bus service has been saved for my constituents that rely on this bus service. The message now is to get out there and use the 141 bus to show Trent Barton that this service must continue.”