Melissa Whittaker-Mather

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Chard South – Melissa Whittaker-Mather

I moved to Chard 12 years ago and live with my husband and 2 year old son. I have previously worked as a care worker though presently  I am a stay at home parent.

I am standing for the County Council because like many people I am dependant on public transport and I am very concerned about way local bus services are being managed. 

The bus service is not only vital for ensuring that people can get to and from work, but routes must ensure those who need to access schools, colleges, hospitals, job centres, etc by bus can do so efficiently and cost-effectively.

Buses must run on routes and at times that are appropriate, and  must be consistent, reliable, and an assurance that routes will be maintained.

I want to ensure that when the County looks at transport needs, it doesn’t leave behind those communities that rely on public transport.