Not much good for the locals

Having read the item about the Berwick Hoppa Bus and the fact that we are being encouraged to use this service (Berwick Advertiser, April 14), I find it strange that the operators then say the price for using this service is to go up by 25 per cent (£1.50 from £1.20).

Friday, 22nd April 2016, 12:00 pm

I then saw that they are offering a four-day ticket for £7, so considering that I use this service about three days a week, this would be a saving of £2.

All good, you would think, but no, there is a catch.

The four-day tickets can only be purchased at the Berwick Holiday Park, not on the bus.

This means that the locals are, in effect, going to pay more to use this service than visitors to the town.

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This might be a good deal for people staying at the holiday park, but it’s not good for the people who use it 52 weeks of the year, who keep it going in the winter months (from November to March) when the park is closed.

So though your paper I would just like to say a big thank you to Berwick Town Council for once again looking after the interests of the people it is supposed to represent.

John Thompson

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