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Le-Surf seeks solution over 374 bus axe

LABOUR parliamentary candidate for South Basildon and East Thurrock Mike Le-Surf has received concerns from residents regarding the end of the 374 service.

Last week, Labour run, Thurrock Council announced that they would be ending their subsidy to the service. Not only has leading Orsett councillor, Sue Little (Cons) spoken against the cut but now Labour candidate for parliament, Mike Le-Surf has also ‘expressed a concern".

Mike Le-Surf said:

"The 374 service is a lifeline that runs through the heart of my prospective constituency and covers many rural areas linking them to vital services. Residents are rightly worried that they will become isolated in their own communities as a result of this decision.

Thurrock Council are doing their best to keep services running but with huge government cuts to local grants many services are under pressure.

"I have contacted the council leader and also Amber Coaches who provide the service currently to see if there is a way forward that will help constituents."

Mike added: "I work with vulnerable citizens as part of my role at Royal Mencap Society and know how important public transport is for many people. I am standing for parliament to give South Essex residents a loud voice and this decision will have a real impact on many people’s lives."

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