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Swindon disabled bus service tender plan defended

by admin | 4th January 2013

Swindon disabled bus service tender plan defended

A plan to put a bus service for elderly and disabled people in Swindon out to tender has been defended by the Conservative-run local authority.

The town’s Labour group said handing over the Dial-a-Ride charity service to a private firm is an attack on the vulnerable.

More than 2,000 people in Swindon are registered to use Dial-a-Ride.

Swindon Borough Council said it is looking at different options designed to save money.

The current contract ends in September and the council wants to save £70,000 by handing over the service to a commercial firm.

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