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County to decide on another £45m in cuts

10/9/17: Lancashire County Council's cabinet will consider further savings of more than £45m when it meets next Thursday. Roads, libraries and buses will all receive increased budgets but Adult Social Care faces an additional £5.5m cut - despite a council tax increase of 2% ring-fenced for the sector.

Bus Campaigners Celebrate Launch of New Bus Service

10/3/17: 10.03.17 Members of Lancaster Bus Users’ Group joined with Stagecoach and local city and county councillors to celebrate the launch of the new No.18 'East City Circulator' bus service last Monday. The new route links the city centre to Williamson Park, Lancaster Leisure Park and Lancaster Farms.

Have Your Say: Local Bus Service Subsidy Cuts

6/1/16: Original image via Stagecoach (Mash-Up via Internet) Lancashire County Council has launched its initial consultation on the withdrawal of service subsidies from local bus services, as cuts in funding from central government continue to bite. We've listed all the local services that will be affected by these plans.

Lancashire County Council Reveals Proposals to Save £216m

8/1/15: Lancashire County Council's cabinet has announced the start of a consultation on its budget proposals for local services, which will deliver £216 million in savings by April 2018.

Putting a "value" on Lancaster's buses more important than trains to London, says transport expert

16/6/14: Ever since Lancashire County Council was forced to back down on plans to savage bus services earlier this year after huge public outcry it's been looking at new ways to put a "value" on these vital service – but its latest consultation has gotten short shrift from transport expert Professor John Whitelegg.

Lancaster MP gives cautious welcome to County' Bus U-Turn

6/2/14: Lancaster MP Eric Ollerenshaw has given a cautious welcome to Lancashire County Council’s decision not to press ahead with cuts to bus services after a huge public outcry. As we reported earlier, after immense pressure from Lancashire residents, local MPs and other politicians, Lancashire County Council have made a U-turn on their decision to cut our subsidised bus services.

Rural bus services "saved" (for now) as County Council backs down after massive public protest

6/2/14: Campaigners against proposed swingeing cuts to rural bus cuts across Lancashire are celebrating after the County Council, facing huge public outcry, announced it had backed down on the plans.

Lancashire Labour's proposed bus cuts continue to confound

13/1/14: As we reported earlier, Lancashire's Labour-led County Council is "consulting" on cuts to night bus service subsidies, arguing it has to find £300 million in savings from its budget.

County's bus cuts plan will bring "harm and misery", argues local transport expert

6/1/14: Professor John WhiteleggLocal transport expert Professor John Whitelegg has hit out at proposals from Lancashire County Council to cut bus subsidies for evening services across the district.

Consultation begins on proposed cuts to local evening and Sunday bus services

20/12/13: Eric OllerenshawLancaster MP Eric Ollerenshaw has raised concerns about Lancashire County Council's proposal to make massive cuts to evening and Sunday bus services in the House of Commons.

Rally for fair fares as tickets prices set to rise

10/8/11: On Tuesday we'll find out just how much fares will rise in January – the start of the whopping 28 per cent increases planned over the next four years if the Government gets its way.