Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor and local councillors have urged more residents to sign their petition to save the 324 bus after they had secured an urgent meeting with Arriva bosses to discuss the threatened route.
The route, which runs from Maple Cross through Tudor, Stanborough and the Meriden, has been placed ‘under review’ by Arriva after passengers in the Meriden estate had experienced consistent missed and disruptive services.
Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said, ‘Hundreds of residents living along the route have already signed our petition to save the 324 bus. However, we need even more signatures to make the point to Arriva in our meeting that this is a service residents want and use.’
Meriden councillor Amanda Grimston, who helped start the petition said, ‘The 324 is now the only service that runs through the Meriden estate. When I was out in the estate collecting signatures for this petition, I met one resident who turned 90 in two weeks. She relies on the bus as her only means of getting to the shops and to get out of the house. If the service was to be removed, it would make her a prisoner in her own home.
‘This service is a lifeline to people living here. The more signatures we can get from residents living along the route, the more Herts County Council and Arriva can understand the importance of this bus.’
You can sign the petition here: http://www.watfordlibdems.org/save_our_324_bus_route