Bamfield Bus Stop Petition

From January First Bus have withdrawn the 50 bus service from Whitchurch and Bamfield will instead be served by the new M1 metrobus route. But this service change means the bus stop at the centre of Bamfield will have no stopping services as the M1 only uses the stops at the two ends of Bamfield 1.5km apart. Bamfield has five sets of bus stops along its length but the metrobus will only use two.

The Oatlands Avenue stop on Bamfield, near the Oatlands Avenue roundabout is the most used stop. It serves the Asda supermarket the Whitchurch Health Centre and 500 households live within 300 metres of this stop. With no bus service local residents will be expected to walk unacceptable distances, some shoppers will not be able to reach their local super market and many people will find it difficult to access their doctors surgery.

The two Metro bus stops are 1.5kms apart. This means that residents could face having to walk distances twice the government guidance for maximum distances.

Local Lib Dem councillors Harriet Clough and Tim Kent have raised this issue with First Bus, Bristol City Council and Mayor Rees. They have secured a promise of a review but they want an immediate agreement to amend the Metrobus service and add in the Oatlands Avenue stops on Bamfield.

To help put pressure on those in power your local councillors are asking you to show your support for the use of these stops by the MetroBus and sign the petition below. 

I call on Bristol City Council, the West of England Combined Authority and the Metro Bus Board to immediately reinstate services to the Oatlands Avenue bus stops on Bamfield in Whitchurch by agreeing to allow the Metro Bus service, route M1, to stop at these bus stops. 

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