Villiers campaigns to save the 384 bus route in New Barnet

Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers is campaigning to stop Transport for London removing the popular 384 bus route from roads in New Barnet.

The service, which travels through the heart of New Barnet and the Bevan Estate is due to be rerouted away from Gloucester Road, Lyonsdown Road, Longmore Avenue, York Road, East Barnet Road, Brookhill Road, Crescent Road, Castlewood Road and Northfield Road.

All these roads are due to have their 384 bus stops axed, but TfL is undertaking a consultation.

Theresa is campaigning to keep the service running along its established route through New Barnet and the Bevan Estate, working with ward councillor Felix Byers and local residents.

“There is a strong feeling across New Barnet that this popular and well used service should be kept. I urge all residents to take part in the TfL consultation to make it clear they want to save the 384 bus in New Barnet,” said Theresa.

“I have not met anyone who doesn’t oppose this cut to public transport in our community and I am working to stop this from happening. I'm urging TfL to scrap their plans.”

"Many elderly residents are deeply concerned about this. Having to walk further to pick up a bus will be difficult for many of them, particularly with some steep hills to contend with. The changes proposed by TfL would also take the route away from Sainsbury's and the new Aldi store, making it harder for people without cars to pick up their shopping."

The local residents group, the New Barnet Community Association, also opposes the TfL proposals.

The TfL consultation ends on 9th November. Click here to go to the consultation website or write to TfL at FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS to let the Mayor of London know your views.

Theresa is also encouraging people to sign the residents' petition to save the 384 bus route which they can do by clicking here. There is a second petition on the importance of saving the bus stops serving the Bevan Estate which you can sign here.