New community bus could be set for Law

Bus axing...Stuarts axing prompted villagers to take action
Bus axing...Stuarts axing prompted villagers to take action
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LAW villagers fuming at the controversial axing of the number 10 bus to Wishaw could be cheered by the creation of a new replacement ‘community bus’.

The idea – which would require grant funding – would see people pay a Law Community Trust joining fee which would enable them to use a replacement service to Wishaw whenever they wanted.

Trust chairman Jim Wright said: “The Trust is looking very seriously at arranging a 16-seater bus for members which would travel into Wishaw and back four times a day.

“Similar schemes have already worked well in England.

“We reckon that leasing a bus and paying a driver could have a total cost of around £800 a week, so we’d need to apply for a rural support fund to make this possible.

“This could come via grants from a European charity or the lottery.”

Jim said that the service would see users asked for donations rather than fares; he reckoned that fees paid could be averaged out, costing members around £2 to £3 per journey.

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