07 JAN 2015

MP calls second meeting with Arriva bus management to address ongoing problems with service

Helen Grant, MP for Maidstone and the Weald, will convene and chair a second meeting with the Arriva Bus management team on Friday 9th January to tackle ongoing problems with the company's services and review progress since the last meeting in September.

The MP will lead the meeting alongside a delegation of county, borough and parish councillors, parents and teachers at Arriva's offices at Invicta House in Maidstone.

Despite promises made by Arriva at the September meeting, ongoing issues have been documented on a dedicated 'Number 5 Bus Service' Facebook page, relating to breakdowns, late running services, and over-crowding.

Helen said:

"I'm very disappointed to hear of ongoing problems with the No 5 service since our last meeting with Arriva in September.

"They promised to address concerns raised by parents and councillors, but the litany of problems posted on Facebook speak for themselves.

"I will be holding the management team to account on Friday and look forward to planning a course of action with all attendees to solve these problems once and for all" 

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