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November 14th - Last week, BAG wrote to the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority about the most recent changes in our bus services. We have received an acknowledgement of receipt, but no mention (yet) of any potential follow-up actions. The text of the letter is:-
"As a local community group, we are acutely aware of the recent negative changes to the pattern of bus services in the area and are also worried about the prospects of further cuts once further funding from HMG ceases in March next year.
We appreciate that Bradway is not unique in the situation it finds itself in, similar ‘geographically challenged’ locations such as Worrall are in the same boat and no doubt there have been many such submissions to yourselves over these issues. What is clear though, is that Bradway is now left with a minimum Sunday day time service and no evening service at all after 8pm. This is in stark contrast to our neighbours in Dore, Totley and Low Edges.
It would be fair to say that Bradway on its own would rarely provide enough traffic on simple commercial grounds, but the services have provided clear social and economic benefits over the years. The significant reductions are causing a degree of hardship for those reliant of public transport, as there are no alternative options for many and taxis are not a solution for regular users and/or those with limited income. The prospect of catching a train or bus to Totley and then walking up the hill is physically beyond the capabilities of many, as is the trek from Greenhill or Low Edges. There is also the reality that many do not feel safe undertaking such options at night.
We therefore request that this whole situation is reviewed and at the very least some form of evening service is re-instated. We suggest that at least 1 of the 3 Low Edges services should be extended to cover this.
We also need to re-state that the subsidised M17 provided an important local link – the only bus down to Dore/Totley, the only direct link to the medical centre at Jordanthorpe, used for trips to St James Retail Park and of course since the 25 route was diverted via Low Edges, the M17 was the only bus to Greenhill library/shops. We appreciate that the service doesn't run now simply because no operator bid for the contract, presumably a symptom of the industry wide driver shortages, however we must stress that the service was important and is being missed. We would like to understand what options are being examined to plug this gap.
Finally, the daytime 25 service has seen all services cut back to the Old Mother Redcap, with no provision to lower down Wollaton Road and Longford Road. This has been in place for some 30 years now and its loss has certainly hit a number of the older residents, who are foregoing activities as they are unable to walk up the hill to the terminus. An understanding as to what can be undertaken to alleviate this would be appreciated. Perhaps linked with an M17 revision for example.
We shall look forward to your response and we are always happy to discuss issues and potential solutions."
November 8th -
Health and Well being Profile
This profile gives a snapshot overview of key Health and Well Being indicators in Bradway, with comparisons to the city of Sheffield – 2012 data. You can follow links to compare with other neighbourhoods and see how well Bradway rates against other areas. Details for Dore & Totley Ward are available here for 2013. Sadly, budget cuts have prevented production of more up to date statistics since 2013.