Use these Peak District services to help save them before it’s too late

Readers' Letters
Readers' Letters

We are so lucky in Sheffield to have the Peak District within a short distance.

In particular, I find it so relaxing to visit by bus, either to walk, take in the scenery or to visit the many fine pubs and restaurants, one of the many perks of us travel being able to have a few pints before heading back home.

I was disappointed to learn that Derbyshire County Council is proposing to cut funding for certain journeys to and from Sheffield.

I would encourage readers to consider trying a day out in the Peak District by bus (just think no parking, no driving, and the ability to have a few drinks) especially anyone new to Sheffield, for example students.

I ask that they look at travelling on journeys affected by the proposes cuts to funding, for example the 215 and service 218 after 6pm.

The bus companies, and Sheffield and Derbyshire councils could help by promoting bus journeys to tourists and university students, as well as Sheffied residents.

Whichever party or parties find themselves in government should consider a windfall tax on the biggest transport companies to help fund threatened rural bus services before we lose treasured vital lifelines.

M Vaughan