Good news for local community transport groups

Lib Dem MP Norman Baker has welcomed news that CTLA along with other local community transport providers in his Lewes constituency are to receive mini bus funding to support their delivery of services.

Community Transport for the Lewes Area (known as CTLA), Cuckmere Buses, Bluebird Community Partnership and Hurst & Hassocks Community Bus Association are all to receive mini bus funding to support their delivery of services.

A £25 million fund was launched in November last year by the Department for Transport to purchase new minibuses for Community Transport organisations.

Norman says: “These organisations all play a vital role in supporting communities, especially where commercial bus services are not available. It is good news that their efforts have been acknowledged in providing them much needed vehicles to enable them to continue to deliver their services.

“The Department for Transport’s helpful approach is in stark contrast to the cuts mentality of the Tory-run East Sussex County Council.”