AN ambitious plan to give elderly people a fairer ticket to ride has been tentatively backed by Petersfield Town Council.

But there are fears that the introduction of another town bus service could spell the end for a similar route that's currently being reviewed.

Councillors have agreed to a suggestion by Peter Marshall to investigate the possibility of launching a small bus service around the town.

The mayor discovered during his by-election campaign that many elderly folk on the fringes of the town were being poorly served by public transport.

He told councillors last Thursday that many were forking out at least £4 for a taxi ride into the town centre to get their shopping.

Mr Marshall suggested that the launch of a town service, possibly run by the town council or a local firm with an applicable licence, could be the answer.

For full story, see this week's Petersfield Herald.