Commenting on the news that Cllr David Cunningham, Conservative councillor has launched a petition called ‘Save COUNTDOWN sites’ - Kingston’s Executive Member for Transport, Bob Steed said:
“Councillors of all parties are appalled by the proposals of Boris Johnson’s Transport for London to remove Countdown facilities from bus stops in Kingston.”
“Boris’ leadership and budgetary decisions has meant that there will be no expansion of the highly popular and useful Countdown service across the borough. In fact, it looks like it will be removed from sites where they are most useful: remote locations and where there are low frequency bus services.
He added: “Local Liberal Democrats are happy to support the independent line and protests of Conservative David Cunningham, against the unacceptable proposals of the Conservative Mayor of London.”
Cllr Cunningham’s e-Petition is available on the Royal Borough of Kingston website.