Call made to save a 'lifeline' bus route
Councillors are being urged to support a campaign to keep the only bus service that serves a number of villages.
The 7 bus, which connects villages including Fenny Drayton, Sheepy Magna, Sheepy Parva, Congerstone and Witherley with Ashby and Nuneaton faces being axed.
Conservative-run Leicestershire County Council has been consulting on scrapping the service.
Liberal Democrat councillors Bill Crooks and Michael Mullaney are putting a motion to the next Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council meeting calling for the route to be kept.
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Coun Crooks said: "This service needs to be retained. I have been contacted by people who use this service to get to work.
"At a time when the Government is trying to encourage people into work, it is wrong to get rid of the only bus service for people in these villages.
"I have also been contacted by elderly residents who depend on the bus for travel from the village.
"This bus is vital for many people."
Coun Mullaney said: "Hundreds of people have signed petitions and written in supporting keeping the Number 7 bus.
"These villages do not have shops and other services. This regular bus service is a lifeline for the people who can't drive."
County Hall said it wanted to save £750,000 from its £3 million bus subsidy budget.
Officials said the service could be replaced by a dial-a-bus system where residents telephoned to order transport when they needed it.