Councillor Joel Williams, prospective Welsh Assembly candidate for Cardiff North has today, called on Cardiff Council to hold an extraordinary meeting to discuss the Conservatives group proposed motion regarding the withdrawal of bus services in Cardiff North.
The motion requests that Cardiff City Council formally write to Cardiff Bus to notify them of a series of changes to the board of directors of Cardiff Bus.
Joel said: "It’s a huge shock to hear that the Cardiff Bus services are rolling back their provision of routes across Cardiff, particularly in Cardiff North. As a shareholder of Cardiff Bus, we have a duty to ensure this matter is brought in front of Cardiff City Council in the form of an extraordinary meeting to address the legitimate governance concerns."
He continued. "This is a decision that has not been taken lightly, however, myself and other Conservative Councillors felt that to discuss this at the next full council meeting on the 28th March 2019, would be inappropriate due to the length of time that would have surpassed since the initial announcement. Time is of the essence, and we want to ensure the interests of staff, bus passengers and Cardiff residents are protected."
"As a result, Cardiff Conservatives have submitted a motion requesting that Cardiff City Council formally write to Cardiff Bus to notify them of a series of changes to the board of directors of Cardiff Bus. Its important politicians are replaced with suitable representatives from the business and transport industry to ensure the Board of Cardiff Bus is best equipped to deal with present and future businesses challenges. In turn, this we believe this will lead to the greater provision of services across the city."