Meanwhile elsewhere in Shropshire…

Charlotte Barnes, Lib Dem Shropshire Councillor for Bishops Castle, has persuaded Shropshire Council to lobby the Government to give Shropshire Youth the same deal on buses as their Welsh Counterparts.

Charlotte said “Young people in Wales aged 16-18 will shortly only have to pay 2/3rds of the full fare on buses following legislation introduced by the Welsh Government

“This will prove a huge bonus for young people in rural areas of Wales like Powys. It will enable them to be able to travel at a reasonable price and have a similar social life to their urban counterparts. Why haven’t we got similar provision in England?”.

“I have formally asked Cllr Simon Jones, Shropshire Councils Portfolio holder responsible for transport and he has agreed to lobby the Transport Minister for this to be introduced in England too.

“I also know that my colleague Cllr Heather Kidd, who represents Shropshire on The Local Government Association has persuaded its People and Places Board to lobby the Government on the same issue.I think it is only fair that Shropshire’s young people get the same treatment as our neighbours in Powys.”

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