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Bus drive to help jobless find work

A REVIEW of bus services could help tackle unemployment in some of the borough’s poorest areas.

A REVIEW of bus services could help tackle unemployment in some of the borough’s poorest areas.

Centro will be carrying out a consultation over plans to modernise its routes in north Solihull and east Birmingham.

Residents and local councillors are hoping it could link areas of high unemployment in north Solihull to job opportunities in the south.

Councillor David Jamieson said: “Unemployment in north Solihull is high so we are determined to connect people to jobs by public transport.

“We have been working with the NEC and Birmingham Airport to provide better transport services to them as they offer lots of job opportunities and we hope Centro can expand on this is the coming review.”

Meanwhile in the rural east of the borough Meriden MP Caroline Spelman has urged locals to get on the bus after under-utilisation of services has seen many routes stopped altogether.

“We have to use it or lose it. If we don’t, the service will disappear altogether.”

 

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