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"I’m doing everything I can to get the government to give us a fair funding deal, because bus services are vital. Not just for our economy, so we can see our families, get to school or to work, but as a means of allowing people to access opportunity wherever it might be. That is even more true when we are facing a climate crisis. We should be investing in buses.

I am determined to fight these cuts, so we can have the public transport system we deserve."

Mayor Oliver Coppard

South Yorkshire’s Mayor, Oliver Coppard, has launched a campaign to highlight the downgrade of bus routes across South Yorkshire inflicted by cuts in Government funding.

Evening and weekend bus routes will be affected unless further support is secured.

Young people are also affected with the removal of the Zoom Beyond concessionary travel for 18-21 year olds, and increases to children’s fares.

Mayor Oliver Coppard is calling on people in South Yorkshire to join him in his fight for a fair deal. 

Community and virtual events

Oliver Coppard will be visiting some of the communities that have been hardest hit by service cuts and transport connectivity issues. You do not need to register for these events. However, seating is limited and will be available in order of arrival at the venue. Check back for further dates.

Events have already been held at Penistone, Auckley, Thurcroft, Woodseats, Wath upon Dearne, Parkgate, Great Houghton and Sheffield city centre. Events last updated 21 September 2023. 

Virtual meetingRegister here for Teams meetingFriday 22 September10am
Hawthorn Social ClubGoodison Blvd, Cantley, Doncaster, DN4 6BTMonday 25 September5.30pm / 6pm
Catholic Working Men's ClubMaltby, Millindale, Rotherham, S66 7LEFriday 6 October11.30am / 12pm
Smithy Moor Community CentreStocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 1LAFriday 6 October5.30pm / 6pm
St Jude’s Parish Hall12 Shady Side, Hexthorpe  Doncaster, DN4 0DNThursday 12 October1.30pm / 2pm
Norton Coronation Working Men's Club21 West End Road, Norton, Doncaster, DN6 9DHFriday 13 October2.30pm / 3pm
St Columba’s Church503 Manchester Rd, Crosspool, Sheffield, S10 5PLThursday 26 October4.30pm / 5pm
Stannington Community CentreMyers Grove Ln, Sheffield, S6 5LAFriday 27 October1.30pm / 2pm
Virtual meetingRegister here for Teams meetingFriday 27 October10am
Virtual meetingRegister here for Teams meetingTuesday 21 October12pm
The Thomas Chambers Newton Memorial HallCowley Lane, Chapeltown, Sheffield, S35 1SXWednesday 1 November5.30pm / 6pm
Dorothy Hyman Sports CentreSnydale Rd, Cudworth, Barnsley, S72 8LHTuesday 7 November4.30pm / 5pm
Community Resource Centre167 Church Rd, Stainforth, Doncaster, DN7 5NJWednesday 8 November4.30pm / 5pm
Digital Media Centre (DMC)County Way, Barnsley town centre, S70 2JWThursday 9 November5.30pm / 6pm
Hoyland Leisure CentreWest Street, Hoyland, Barnsley, S74 9EHMonday 13 November5.30pm / 6pm
CAST TheatreWaterdale, Doncaster city centre, DN1 3BUMonday 20 November5.30pm / 6pm
The Workstation15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BXFriday 24 November5.30pm / 6pm
Rotherham Town HallThe Crofts, Moorgate St, Rotherham, S60 2THTuesday 5 December5.30pm / 6pm

Previous events

Oliver Coppard speaking in front of a large screen.

Oliver Coppard and three members of the public standing in front of a Fair Deal sign.

A member of the audience asking a question.

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