LETTER: Minibuses will not cope

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In the light of the impending decimation of bus services throughout the Derbyshire Dales.

Why doesn’t Derbyshire County Council simply spend the £1.3m earmarked for the ludicrous Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) scheme - ten minibuses won’t and can’t replace four million passenger journeys per year covering an area of more than 1,000 square miles - on continuing to support the vast majority of best used subsidised services?

Has anyone seen or heard anything of the Derbyshire Dales MP, and Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin?

I hope he isn’t marooned in a rural Peak District village waiting for a bus.

Alfred Crofts

Hardwick Drive,

Chesterfield