Meeting for Arriva problem

I endorse Hilda Scaife’s recent letter regarding the withdrawal of the No 93 Arriva Bus Service from Stainsacre.

In my view there should be a combination of single decker and double decker buses with the single decker travelling through Stainsacre.

This would serve the needs of both local people and tourists.

This seems to be the case anyway as both single and double deckers have been used since 8 July (but not through Stainsacre).

Single deckers would have a much better chance of getting in and out of Robin Hood’s Bay than a fully laden double decker.

Arriva have run a partial service through Aislaby and Robin Hood’s Bay in the past and have set a precedent by doing this.

For those double decker buses, at least one additional stop is needed in the vicinity of Summerfield Garage.

I know of one pensioner who was prevented from alighting from the bus at Summerfield Garage and had to get off in Hawsker and walk home a distance of three quarters of a mile, complete with shopping.

This might have been a disabled person or mother with children.

If Arriva remain unreasonable about this then sure there is a right of appeal to the North Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority or it’s equivalent.

I urge all interested parties to attend the next meeting of Hawsker cum Stainsacre Parish Council at 7.30pm on Tuesday 7 August at Hawsker Methodist Church.

The parish council should be supported over this issue. They certainly have the support of my group.

Eric Holmes, vice-chair of Whitby and District 50 Plus Group, Stainsacre