Category Archives: Transport

Buses – concerns raised about the 13 serving Epping St Johns

A lot of concerns have been raised about the 13 bus, which has replaced the 213 and services Epping St John’s school, particularly around fares and the timetable.

I’ve been looking into this on behalf of the Epping Forest Transport Action Group (EFTAG) and have popped a couple of FAQ answers and a survey up on their site: http://eftag.org.uk/13faq Continue reading Buses – concerns raised about the 13 serving Epping St Johns

Save the 250 & 251 – Epping Forest rally for buses and public transport

On Monday 3rd July I organised a small lunchtime rally for the Epping Forest Transport Action Group, in support of buses and public transport in Epping Forest.

The rally was partly to build support for the campaign to save the 250 and 251 bus routes and also to launch Catch the Bus Week. The Campaign for Better Transport came along to talk about the latter and their wider campaigning work. Continue reading Save the 250 & 251 – Epping Forest rally for buses and public transport

8.00pm curfew for Waltham Abbey’s bus users?

UPDATE: Epping Forest Transport Action Group (EFTAG) has organised a lunchtime rally in Waltham Abbey Market Place, Monday 3rd, 12.30 – 1.30pm.

Details here: Epping Forest rally for buses and public transport


Essex County Council has announced plans to cut support for the 250 and 251 bus services from Monday to Saturday, creating an 8.00pm stay-in Waltham Abbey curfew for anybody who uses a bus.

The county council consultation closes on Monday 3rd May. Make sure you have your say:

https://surveys.essexinsight.org.uk/busconsultation2017

Infrastructure first! The Local Plan and Waltham Abbey

wafs-fx-trimThe Local (District) and Neighbourhood (Town) plans are both open for consultation and participation.

800 new homes are proposed for several sites in Waltham Abbey, including:

  • 44 on the site of our Fire Station
  • 53 on the Waltham Abbey Community Centre
  • 463 on the Lee Valley Nursery
  • 132 by Parklands.

Continue reading Infrastructure first! The Local Plan and Waltham Abbey

Buses for people, not profit – scrap Clause 21 of the Bus Services Bill

167-Loughton-Station-cropAt the weekend we were back in Sun Street with our Saturday stall, discussing local issues but also collecting signatures for We Own It’s Clause 21 petition. Continue reading Buses for people, not profit – scrap Clause 21 of the Bus Services Bill