Medway Neglected By Government’s Bus Fund
The Medway Labour and Co-operative Group are extremely disappointed to learn that none of the reduced £1.2 billion bus fund has been allocated to helping Medway.
Cllr Simon Curry, Medway Labour and Co-operative Group Spokesperson for Regeneration, Culture and the Environment said:
“Once again this government has over-promised and under-delivered. Instead of the £3 billion promised, communities in England will only be receiving less than half this sum overall. To make matters worse, none of this reduced amount of money will be coming to Medway.
“We desperately need to modernise our public transport to create a system that is both more environmentally and consumer friendly. The lack of funds heading our way to achieve this shows that when it comes to levelling-up, Medway just isn’t on the government’s radar. Once again, instead of receiving the investment we need, our towns have been abandoned by Westminster.”
Cllr Siju Adeoye, Member for Chatham Central added:
“As a bus user myself, I’m very disappointed by the latest news that Medway won’t be getting the help from the government that we so desperately need.
“The cost of using our buses is amongst the highest in the country, and this latest news will do nothing to fix this problem that is facing our community. On behalf of our residents, I shall be raising this as an issue at the next Medway Full Council meeting.”