Transdev open Harrogate timetable talks

NADV 13080134AM5 Harlow Hill Community Centre ' The Green Hut'. (13080134AM5)
NADV 13080134AM5 Harlow Hill Community Centre ' The Green Hut'. (13080134AM5)

Pressure from Harrogate Advertiser readers has led to bus operator Transdev offering to discuss the possibility of restoring a service to Harlow Community Centre.

We revealed on July 25 that the Route 6 service would no longer serve the popular

Harlow Avenue hub.

Centre committee member Pat Wormald hit out at the decision, brought about by changes made by North Yorkshire County Council to bus pass reimbursement.

However, after reading our reports and letters written by upset readers, Transdev is open to the idea of restoring a Harlow Avenue stop by instead removing Pannal Ash roundabout from the route.

Nigel Eggleton of Transdev said: “I note with great interest the suggestion that we should restore Route 6 to Harlow Avenue at the expense of serving Pannal Ash roundabout.

“If local residents are in agreement about this option we’d be happy to consider it further. Consultation is therefore underway with Harlow and Pannal Ash Residents Association (HPARA).”

HPARA will meet with Transdev chiefs on September 2 to discuss a way forward.

Murray Trantor of HPARA said: “A selection of residents who have contacted me are glad we are having this meeting.

“I am not sure about those who have not written to me. However, many residents will be pleased.”

The meeting may not be welcomed by those who live near the roundabout.

Mr Trantor said: “Unfortunately, somebody has to be disappointed.”

Mrs Wormald responded: “It is wonderful news.”