We’ve just got a copy of this news release. On the face of it this is disappointing news, but perhaps not unsurprising. Some political mileage is going to be extracted by the opposition parties, but this should not distract any of the parties from finding short and longer term solutions. But what do members think?
NEWS RELEASE FROM JIM HUME MSP
Jim Hume, South of Scotland MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat Transport spokesperson, has criticised the SNP in East Lothian for misleading local people on the cuts to bus services imposed by the SNP government.
In the light of recent announcements we thought it would be a good idea to set out some of the steps we can all take to ensure the politicians and operators respond appropriately. We are encouraging all RELBUS members to make personal representations to elected members, your local councillors and community councillors. Get support from your MSP to urge Government to step in and support the transition to a new provider, but also to look again at the regulations. Don’t know who to write to? Try this link to find contact details of your representatives.
Here are some points you can make in your letters, emails and attendance to surgeries.
Hopefully it will save you all a bit of time keeping track of events as they evolve.
PS I see that we already have a mention in this week’s Courier. We’ve spoken to Paul Mclennan and exhorted him to consider Relbus representation on any joint working group and that whatever is created has to be better than what it replaces.