Protestors gather outside County Hall ahead of bus cuts meeting

Bus cuts protest outside County Hall.
Bus cuts protest outside County Hall.

Protestors were outside County Hall this morning (Friday) ahead of a meeting to discuss controversial bus cuts.

Campaigners from Save Our Buses Hertfordshire and Campaign for Better Transport gathered outside the county council’s head office.

Some dressed as classic fantasy characters including Cinderella and Prince Charming to show opposition to the planned £1.5 million of cuts to bus services.

A petition of 3,000 signatures has also been handed over and will be considered by today’s highways and waste management cabinet panel as they examine the outcome of the latest bus services consultation.

The council commissioned a second public consultation with revised options following a mass of objections to initial cutback plans which would have seen all funding to bus services that run after 6.30pm daily and any that run on a Sunday withdrawn.