Save our bus service!

West Berkshire Council is under pressure to cut its budget significantly in 2016/17 and has made numerous proposals as you will be aware from previous news articles here.  One such proposal is to cut some of its rural bus services and there is a possibility that the 143 service may become under threat.  The service has already been sadly diminished considerably and is vital for villagers that are unable to drive, as well as being extremely useful for those of us wishing to reduce our carbon footprint where possible.  

Marion Warren-Tibbetts has organised a petition which is circulating the village.  If you would like to sign it please pop along to St Stephen's cafe where it will be available. Alternatively, if you feel strongly about this issue you may be able to make a difference by emailing Cllr Pamela Bale (, Cllr Alan Law ( and Cllr Garth Simpson, Portfolio Member for Highways and Transport ( outlining your objections by 8th February 2016.

Finally, if you haven't before, why not give the bus a try?  Whilst admittedly the service is limited, it is still a useful alternative to driving and parking in Reading Town Centre.

Thank you for your support.