Appeals for bus services

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DAVENTRY District Council (DDC) has criticised the provision of local buses.

The reaction from the authority’s strategy group, which met on Thursday last week, came in response to the Northamptonshire Transport Plan drawn up by the county council.

Cllr Catherine Lomax said: “In my ward of Kilsby, there used to only be a service to Daventry three days a week.

“While there is a bus route now every day between the two places, this service we believe is still at risk.

“It is even worse in one of my other villages, Ashby St Ledgers, which has no public transport at all. People in that village have to use the car if they want to get anywhere.”

DDC stated in its response it would like at least a half-hourly service running through the larger villages in the district including Long Buckby, Woodford Halse and Brixworth.