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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 virtually and at Penistone, Auckley, Thurcroft, Woodseats, Wath upon Dearne, Parkgate, Great Houghton, Cantley, Maltby, Stocksbridge, Norton, Hexthorpe, Crosspool, Stannington, Chapeltown, Stainforth, Barnsley town centre, Goldthorpe, Hoyland and Sheffield city centre. Events last updated 22 November 2023. 

Rotherham Town HallThe Crofts, Moorgate St, Rotherham, S60 2THMonday 18 December4.30pm / 5pm

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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