Harlow’s Member of Parliament, Robert Halfon, has stepped up once again to ensure bus transportation in Harlow and the villages is taken seriously.
In February, Robert lobbied Arriva Buses in Harlow on behalf of constituents, highlighting local residents' concerns about changes to and the removal of bus routes in and around Harlow. Whilst initial conversations with Arriva representatives were positive, Harlow continues to be plagued by unreliable bus services. In April, Arriva scrapped the vital Number 9 bus routes that served communities in Church Langley, Newhall and Potter Street and reduced the frequency of services on other routes.
Robert is launching a petition, working closely with Harlow Council, calling on Arriva to deliver drastic improvements to be made to the areas most affected by bus reductions and complications in Harlow. Mr Halfon has also once again written to the Minister for Roads and Local Transport, Richard Holden MP, raising the concerns of residents with Government officials.
Local residents can sign Robert’s petition here: https://www.roberthalfon.com/form/sign-the-petition-better-buses-f
Calling on local people to sign the petition, Mr Halfon said, “Scrapped routes, driver shortages and poor reliability continue to cause significant concerns for residents, many of which depend on local buses as their main source of transport.
“I am taking decisive action to impress upon Arriva and other service providers the need for urgent improvements to bus services in Harlow. That is why I am launching a petition, working closely with Harlow Council, calling on Arriva to deliver drastic improvements to be made to the areas most affected by bus reductions and complications in Harlow.
“Buses are not only a source of transportation, but they are a means of freedom and independence for many. Therefore, I hope that this petition will push for the correct improvements to be made for our local community.”