Councillor calls for bus review

First published in News

A FACT-FINDING mission on the buses carried out by county councillor Tony Hooke last week has thrown up a number of issues and now he says the matters need a full review.

The research included trying out local services around the town and longer distance destinations used by Andover people.

Cllr Hooke, pictured, said: “I have also had in excess of 20 calls, many of them from people who have trouble getting to Winchester and who feel stuck because they don’t have their own transport.

“The problems are worsened w h e n p e o p l e w a n t to see their nearest and dearest in hospital and visiting hours have been restricted for some reason.

“Others have complained about the timetables ‘only being a guide’ and having to wait so long for buses.”

Other gripes have been a lack of Sunday services and different fares charged by bus companies on the shared route that runs along Weyhill Road in Andover.

“I think the bus companies and the council need to undertake a full review of the services in Andover,” s a i d C l l r Hooke.

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5:58pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Peter.Smith says...

Frankly I am surprised Cllr Hooke has the time to do bus surveys when we are waiting for him to do all the other things he promises us. We constituents are still waiting for him to do the things he promised. Does Cllr Hooke often catch the bus from Yateley?

I see his colleague Cllr Rolt has been at the far reaches of his division this week helping people whose homes are under water. Where is Cllr Hooke when areas in his division in danger? He's in Manchester getting his face in as many national publications as possible. Really shows the difference between an honest and honourable man like Cllr Rolt and Cllr Hooke, the absent County Councillor.
Frankly I am surprised Cllr Hooke has the time to do bus surveys when we are waiting for him to do all the other things he promises us. We constituents are still waiting for him to do the things he promised. Does Cllr Hooke often catch the bus from Yateley? I see his colleague Cllr Rolt has been at the far reaches of his division this week helping people whose homes are under water. Where is Cllr Hooke when areas in his division in danger? He's in Manchester getting his face in as many national publications as possible. Really shows the difference between an honest and honourable man like Cllr Rolt and Cllr Hooke, the absent County Councillor. Peter.Smith
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