CHANGES to a lifeline bus service have been lambasted after it was revealed it will no longer serve Lickey and make fewer stops in Rubery.

Diamond Bus has switched its 202 to become a number 44 as part of the alteration which comes into force on Monday, June 1.

The new hourly service from Halesowen to Bromsgrove will run through Quinton, Northfield, Frankley and Rubery’s Great Park and main New Road before stopping in Marlbrook, Catshill and the Princess of Wales Community Hospital and then the town’s bus station.

But the bus it is replacing – which has been suspended during the lockdown – went along the Old Birmingham Road and Leach Green Lane where many people depended on it.

Many will know the plight of the 202 bus service is presently being debated at a local level and at district and county to persuade Diamond Buses to reconsider their cancellation of this particular route. Whether by public outcry or with a monetary incentive, real people are being affected by this decision, which was made without consultation.

Anyhow, TLCG have helped put together a short film (2mins 55secs), which will be shown at the Worcestershire County Council’s full committee meeting this week.
Thank you to those that took part – the film can be found Here.
Also, please consider signing the petition Here.

Cheers, Keith

Keith Woolford
The Lickey Community Group
30 High House Drive
Lickey
Birmingham B45 8ET
0121 445 4619 / 07973 502 546

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