MK Labour can today announce that a bus service has been confirmed for Shenley Wood retirement village, and is expected to launch next month.
The bus route will operate from Monday to Friday, linking residents with Furzton, the surrounding estates, and Central Milton Keynes.
Zoe Nolan, Labour Councillor for Loughton and Shenley Ward, said:
“I’m pleased that Milton Keynes Council has managed to secure a new bus service for Shenley Wood Retirement Village, as residents have struggled since the former bus company withdrew the route last year. I have been working alongside the Cabinet Member for Public Transport, who also shared my concerns, so it is great to see the return of a crucial service that I know will be welcomed by all residents.”
The new route will be affordable, easily accessible and council bus passes will be valid throughout. It will be launched as part of a ‘trial service’ to monitor its usage, with the possibility of it being expanded to cover peak times and weekends if there is high demand.
Shanika Mahendran, Local Labour Community Campaigner, added:
“Zoe and I have spoken to residents that feel strongly about the need for a bus service by Shenley Wood. The announcement really is brilliant news, and I’m pleased that residents will, once again, be better connected with other parts of the city.”
Milton Keynes Council will reveal more information about the service, and confirm its launch date, in due course.