Subsidised bus routes focus of latest cuts

PEOPLE in isolated areas are being warned that further cuts to the Northants County Council budget could see bus routes slashed.

In December the council said it would have to save £68 million next year and £136 million over the next three years.

But further analysis has show it will need to shave a further £20 million from its spending.

A £1.4 million cut will come during an overhaul of public transport funding which will see the end of subsidies to unprofitable routes which predominately serve rural areas.

The precise implications are yet to emerge, but read a full report in next week’s Advertiser.