“Over the last decade there has been a massive decline in the number of bus services, particularly of those is rural and semi-rural areas. In order to alleviate loneliness, improve health and wellbeing, as well as promoting sustainable development, the NFWI calls on the Government and local authorities to increase subsidies and work in partnership with bus companies and community transport operators to enable an adequate provision of services.”

Burniston & Cloughton WI, North Yorkshire Federation



Take Action!

The NFWI is collecting case studies about members’ experiences of local bus services. Have you experienced a loss of service? What has been the impact of this? Has your community campaigned successfully to save a local service? We want to hear from you. Call or email us with your story at or 020 7371 9300 ext. 238. We are also asking members to support and use their local bus services – speaking up to make sure their value is recognised in the face of cuts or reductions and to push for viable and sustainable services. We have outlined various ways for you to get started on this campaign in our new campaign action pack.

Download the ACTION PACK or contact Federation House at to request a paper copy.