I got the letter published in the Evening News
I submitted the petition to get the Lothian Buses 18 increased in freaquency, Hours increased and an extension to Fort Kinnaird to the South Local Development Committee a week ago.
Last count over 800 signatures.
Safeway at Hunter’s Tryst have accepted the petition, hopefully I’ll get a good few more signatures.
Last night on the way to the Gyle I came accross yet another person who didn’t know the 18 wasn’t going the full route at 7pm.
I’ve done some more counting. I currently have 810 signatures. Eventually I’ll get there.
I’ve done a bit of counting over the weekend. I have now collected over 640 signatures, with the help of various people/companies.
I have a funny feeling that we’ll be able to convince Lothian Buses at some point.
Yet again this morning I came accross a few more folk who are fed up with the 18.
On of whom just doen’t understand where Lothian Buses gets their figures from, as every Sunday on her way to work, the 18 was full, of others going to work. Her travelling time has trebled now, that she can’t take just noe direct bus.
Yesterday I got on the second last 18, it only goes part route to Clovenstone, so I change at Westside Plaza and take a 3 or 33. Further the was a couple of girls who did not realise that the bus was only going part route. One of whom was going to Oxgangs, the other to Craigour. They ended up having to go via the city centre, which they were not too chuffed about, as they thought it was not sensible to have to go into the city centre just to go back out again. It just shows you that there obviously is some demand for this service.
I now have just over 400 signatures.
The Bakers on Moredun Park Road, the Moredun Co-op/Scotmid, and Safeway have all accepted sheets of the petition so that staff and customers are able to sign it. This is a major help.
Yeserday, I recieved a sheet from a wee boy who got just over a whole sheet of signatures. This is also a great help to the campaign.
I have now colected just over 340 signatures, still a long way to go though.