A petition has been launched by Corby’s Labour Party representative Beth Miller to save the No.67 bus service (Gretton to Market Harborough), which ceased operation on 25 May following withdrawal of the Northants County Council subsidy. You can sign the petition by clicking on the link below. This move follows on from a community event held by Beth in Cottingham on 23 May.
The Parish Councils in the villages served by the No.67, including Cottingham and Middleton, have also approached Corby and Kettering Councils to see if they would consider subsidising the service so it can continue through to next year.
Meanwhile, Rutland County Council has approved additional funding to keep the RF1 (Corby to Oakham) bus service up and running following the decision by Centrebus to give notice on their contract. However, because the only bid received to run the service is considerably higher than the previous provider, the Council will be looking to see if there is a more cost-effective way to deliver the RF1 service before they finally award the new contract.