I attended a public meeting at the Townstal Community Hall of the Townstal Community Partnership and took part in an open question session where we discussed matters affecting the local community. These issues included the proposed relocation of the Dartmouth Academy and also the loss of the bus service between Dartmouth and Torquay. This matter was discussed at great length with many of the attendees sharing their experiences. I explained that I had requested a debate in the Houses of Parliament about rural bus services and that I would take these experiences and present them to the Minister for Transport. Thank you to everyone for making me so welcome and I look forward to future meetings at Townstal.
Picture courtesy of Fred Pritchard