ADD US ONTO A BUS ROUTE OR SAVE OUR BUS!
The Number 35 bus is a bus that runs twice a week through the village of Porchfield, collecting many regulars who use this bus, including myself. This bus route is now being cut.. completely. With many people who do not have their own means of transport any more, the number 35 is the only method many people of Porchfield have in order to do their shopping for food and other essentials that people need on a day to day basis, with many of them not having access to internet and technology facilities so that they would be able to order their food!
Porchfield has no other access to a bus route, unless you can walk 2 miles to Forest Road to catch the Number 7. We're being isolated. With around 15 regular users and maybe another 15 during the summer months when Thorness Bay has a high intake of tourists the number 35 is the only thing that keeps our village going.
I am a 16 year old student and when I learnt the bus route was being cut I was disgraced! This bus route is my only means of transport in order to reach Newport as my parents are busy at work on a weekly basis and I know I am definitely not alone in this predicament. We have a bus service twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, it takes us to Newport mid morning and brings us back early afternoon but other places, such as Cowes, have access to a bus every 7 minutes.
Please help save our bus route and all the other routes that are being cut as of September! We rely on this bus service for our well-being.