Bus service withdrawn

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The Phoenix Flyer bus is withdrawing its service from Swingate in Kimberley at night and on Sundays.

Premiere who runs the service made the decision because the service was not used enough.

Cllr Dot Saxton said at a recent Kimberley Town Council meeting that there would now be ‘no buses from Swingate through to Ilkeston and Awsworth’.

But council chairman Roy Plumb said in that case people in Swingate needed to use it more and make it more ‘viable’.

Cllr Ian Campbell said the service was nicknamed ‘the empty bus’.