FIGHTING FOR A FAIR DEAL
"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 meeting||Register here for Teams meeting||Friday 22 September||10am|
|Hawthorn Social Club||Goodison Blvd, Cantley, Doncaster, DN4 6BT||Monday 25 September||5.30pm / 6pm|
|Catholic Working Men's Club||Maltby, Millindale, Rotherham, S66 7LE||Friday 6 October||11.30am / 12pm|
|Smithy Moor Community Centre||Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 1LA||Friday 6 October||5.30pm / 6pm|
|St Jude’s Parish Hall||12 Shady Side, Hexthorpe Doncaster, DN4 0DN||Thursday 12 October||1.30pm / 2pm|
|Norton Coronation Working Men's Club||21 West End Road, Norton, Doncaster, DN6 9DH||Friday 13 October||2.30pm / 3pm|
|St Columba’s Church||503 Manchester Rd, Crosspool, Sheffield, S10 5PL||Thursday 26 October||4.30pm / 5pm|
|Stannington Community Centre||Myers Grove Ln, Sheffield, S6 5LA||Friday 27 October||1.30pm / 2pm|
|Virtual meeting||Register here for Teams meeting||Friday 27 October||10am|
|Virtual meeting||Register here for Teams meeting||Tuesday 21 October||12pm|
|The Thomas Chambers Newton Memorial Hall||Cowley Lane, Chapeltown, Sheffield, S35 1SX||Wednesday 1 November||5.30pm / 6pm|
|Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre||Snydale Rd, Cudworth, Barnsley, S72 8LH||Tuesday 7 November||4.30pm / 5pm|
|Community Resource Centre||167 Church Rd, Stainforth, Doncaster, DN7 5NJ||Wednesday 8 November||4.30pm / 5pm|
|Digital Media Centre (DMC)||County Way, Barnsley town centre, S70 2JW||Thursday 9 November||5.30pm / 6pm|
|Hoyland Leisure Centre||West Street, Hoyland, Barnsley, S74 9EH||Monday 13 November||5.30pm / 6pm|
|CAST Theatre||Waterdale, Doncaster city centre, DN1 3BU||Monday 20 November||5.30pm / 6pm|
|The Workstation||15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX||Friday 24 November||5.30pm / 6pm|
|Rotherham Town Hall||The Crofts, Moorgate St, Rotherham, S60 2TH||Tuesday 5 December||5.30pm / 6pm|
What you can do to help
- Sign this petition to the Transport Secretary and Chancellor calling for fair funding to South Yorkshire.
- Follow Oliver Coppard on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) to hear all of this latest updates on the fight for a fair deal.
- Tell us your public transport experiences below.
Tell us your public transport experiences
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