Mayor campaigns to protect bus services

Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, has written to the Leader of Hertfordshire County Council, Cllr Richard Roberts, to raise concerns from residents about the future of buses in Watford and Hertfordshire.

It has become clear that a number of bus services will be undergoing changes. The County Council is assuring councillors that key routes will be protected for the time being.


Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said “A number of residents have been in touch with me because they are worried about the future of bus services in Watford. Lots of people rely on buses to get around and are worried that cuts to services may make life much more difficult.

“The County Council must make sure that we have good reliable, local buses services that residents can depend upon.”


The Liberal Democrat Group Leader at Hertfordshire County Council, Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst, has been pressing for action to protect local bus services. He commented, “It is really important that local residents can use good bus services. The government tell us that we need to learn to live with Covid, but to do that, we need good transport links.

“I have been working closely with officers to make sure routes are protected. I have been assured that while bus numbers may be changing, key routes are not under threat of closure for the time being.”


  • Letter to Leader of Hertfordshire County Council, Cllr Richard Roberts, here.


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