Public meeting arranged to discuss new bus services

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A public meeting has been arranged in Linwood for local residents to put their questions to Scottish Passenger Transport’s (SPT). The meeting will be on Tuesday the 22nd May at 6:30pm in the Tweedie Hall Linwood and has been called to discuss the new SPT bus routes around Linwood, Bridge of Weir, Houston and Brookfield. This comes as a result of McGill’s decision to cut services 8 and 19 and SPT’s decision to alter service 1 and implement a new service 2 to make up for the loss of the service.

SNP Councillor for Houston, Crosslee and Linwood, Audrey Doig advised: “The new services have now been running for over a month but it has been far from plain-sailing. SNP councillors continue to receive complaints from local residents and community groups following on from the service changes and this meeting has been called to allow the public to seek answers for the inconvenience they have been experiencing.”

While the meeting is open to everyone, those wishing to attend have been asked to advise Cllr Doig of attendance and submit any questions before-hand.

Cllr Doig added, “We have asked locals to submit any questions they may have before the 15th May in order that these can then be raised with SPT prior to the meeting. We hope that this will mean everyone will get an answer to their question on the night and will also allow a fair distribution of questions to be asked, from the different communities attending.”

SNP Councillor for Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and Langbank, Natalie Don has also been swamped with complaints since the changes to local bus services. She added:

“This meeting will be a great opportunity for local people to get answers and I would encourage anyone who has had problems with these services to attend this meeting. I have received many complaints regarding fares and problems with services linking up which has just added to the confusion and inconvenience. This meeting will be the chance for people to allow their voices to be heard.”

If you would like to attend the meeting, please contact Cllr Audrey Doig at cllr.audrey.doig@renfrewshire.gov.uk or Cllr Natalie Don at cllr.natalie.don@renfrewshire.gov.uk to confirm your attendance and submit any questions.