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Warmington Parish Council statement on withdrawal of Stagecoach bus services from Warmington Village
Up until the Thursday before Easter, Warmington Parish Council had received assurances from Stagecoach customer services and Northamptonshire County Council that they knew of no planned changes to the No 24 service serving the village of Warmington. We do not doubt that at the time, the replies came from people as much in the dark as we were. The parish council had been following up on rumours of the service's demise which had come from bus drivers and passed to the council by concerned residents. The issue was raised as a matter of concern at the recent Warmington2031 Neighbourhood Plan Consultation event by a large number of people.
However, we have now received replies to our enquiries from the senior management of Stagecoach and it has now become clear that the intention is to withdraw the 24 service entirely from the village itself. Whilst there will be an improved service serving the parish, stopping on the A605 near the Warmington roundabout, the parish council is mindful that there will be some people in the village for whom this route will not be an option.
Warmington Parish Council is working closely with Stagecoach and Northamptonshire County Council to look at ways of possibly re-scheduling some of the 24 services through the village. The Stagecoach X4 and 24 services are commercial routes and not subsidised from public funds, which means there is limited pressure the highways department at county level can exert.
There is the possibility of routing an emerging new service though Warmington which the parish council is pushing hard with the highways department. The parish council will be insisting on urgent meetings with the cabinet member of Northants County Council who is responsible for such matters, as well as county and district ward councillors.
Volunteer Action in Oundle runs a door-to-door car service which transports people to appointments, shopping, visiting etc.
Jo Simpson, chairman of Warmington Parish Council commented "The parish council is as disappointed as everyone else at this news, especially following assurances from Stagecoach that it knew nothing about these plans. We will do all that we can to ensure that people are not stranded in their homes following the surprise withdrawal of the 24 service and are working very closely with county highways and the bus companies to try to find solutions. For our less mobile residents, the Oundle Volunteer Action car service could be a good alternative"
2015/16 Accounts and Audit: A summary of public rights and the annual return:Here