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No buses mean deserting Warrington
4:10pm Tuesday 26th June 2012 in Letters
BACK in the 20th century Burtonwood was often seen as the forgotten ‘outback’ of Warrington and I would say this is truer than ever in 2012.
We still have no bus service to Warrington after 6.30pm and no bus back to Burtonwood after 7pm.
This means the only way to get into town without a car is a lift or have money to burn for a return taxi using firms who often don’t seem to want to come all the way out here to pick up.
So if we want to watch Warrington Wolves or go for a drink in town or work in the town centre we are disadvantaged straight away.
Our council seems to want to improve the night time economy of the town (which has gone to the dogs since Mr Smith’s shut) and get more people into the town centre in the evening.
Yet how can they do this if people can’t get public transport?
People may say that there is no demand for an evening bus service from Burtonwood to Warrington yet buses run to St Helens town centre up until after 11pm.
Does St Helens offer more of an atrtraction at night than Warrington?
I doubt it, unless you like pound shops but in a few years’ time who knows if people can get into their town easily and not Warrington.
So what are people in Burtonwood to do? Simply turn their backs on Warrington and spend our time elsewhere? I feel that way and I’m sure others do. I may even become a fan of Saints at this rate.
RAYMOND PENNINGTON Burtonwood