Hills Road student Grace Fisher has successfully campaigned to save the X3 bus to Papworth Everard service, which she relies on to get to Hills Road Sixth Form College each day.
When Grace heard that the bus service was going to be cancelled she set up a petition to restore the bus service. To date, the petition has been signed by over 2,200 people: https://www.change.org/p/cambridge-county-council-restore-a-bus-service-to-papworth-everard?signed=true
Grace was invited along to the BBC Radio Cambridgeshire show on Tuesday 16th October to talk about her petition and why she was campaigning to save the X3.
Shortly after Grace was interviewed on the breakfast show Whippet buses announced that South Cambridgeshire District Council and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority have stepped in to subsidise the service with a £10,000 grant.
Grace said “I am thrilled at the recent outcome of the proposed plan to keep the X3 service running until March. Next year will prove to be a crucial year for students in both lower and upper sixth, with pupils taking both mock and final exams; I plan to keep campaigning for a stable service to be implemented in April 2019 for students and those who work in Cambridge alike.”
“Without the support of Mark Howell, fantastic community of Papworth Everard and all those who signed the petition, I certainly would not have been able to make the campaign a success. Thank you to everyone involved both behind the scenes and upfront.”