Funding a bus service is not usual activity for a Town Council, but Biddulph Town Councillors were so concerned by the proposal to end the 93 bus service in 2017 that, following a County Council consultation and online petition, in 2018, Biddulph Town Council stepped in to offer financial support.
Councillors feel very strongly that a bus that serves the community of Biddulph is a fundamental public service. In areas such as Gillow Heath and Biddulph Moor, many residents are unable to access important services such as GPs, dentists and shops. There is also no safe walking route into town.
The 93 bus also connects residents of the town with wider areas and enables them to access family members living outside the area, work, college and hospitals.
The map below shows the route of the 93: Biddulph Moor – Biddulph – Biddulph Estates (circular):