Lancashire

Lancashire bus services subsidy cuts scrapped

Proposals to cut subsidies to bus services in Lancashire have been scrapped.

Lancashire County Council had planned to save £3.8m over the next two years by withdrawing subsidies which enable evening and Sunday services to operate.

Councillors agreed to help "reorganise" bus services at a cabinet meeting because of the public's objections.

County council leader Jennifer Mein said it showed the council would listen to residents despite budget cuts.

Ms Mein said: "Although we are dealing with an extremely difficult financial situation, the county council will still listen to residents' views.

"And [it shows] that we will think creatively when we're looking for ways to reduce our spending."

Lancashire County Council has to make £300m of savings over four years.

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