Local Liberal Democrat Councillor Amanda Grimston has launched a petition calling on Hertfordshire County Council and Arriva to save the 324 bus route. Arriva has said the service is currently ‘under review’.
The route is the only bus services serving the Meriden estate and also runs through Tudor.
Local Meriden councillor Amanda Grimston said, ‘It’s outrageous that Meriden residents for years have been receiving a poor service from Arriva, with missed buses on the estate leading to people missing hospital appointments and making their lives a misery. But now on top of all of that Arriva will not tell us if they plan to axe the route although, potentially leaving the estate without a service at all.’
‘This isn’t good enough. Local residents need this service to keep running and it is up to the County Council and Arriva to ensure this happens. I want to get as many signatures on this petition as possible to prove to the County Council how much local residents need this lifeline of a service.’
Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said, ‘Watford needs better bus services not cuts to one of the existing routes. People living along this route, particularly in the Meriden estate, rely on this bus to get to work, to get to hospital appointments, to go to college or to see friends and family. It would be terrible if it was removed. I hope everyone who cares about this service will sign this petition to save the 324 bus.’