A VITAL bus link to Yeadon is in danger of being lost, councillors are warning.

The town’s ward councillors Sandy Lay, Colin Campbell and Ryk Downes say they are dismayed at proposals to reroute the 747 service so that it no longer serves Yeadon.

They say discussions are advanced on the proposals to remove the part of the route which goes through Yeadon. They are warning that the change would increase the need for car use.

The service links Yeadon with the airport, Harrogate and Bradford.

“This will have a major impact on Yeadon residents,” Cllr Lay said.

“At the moment local people can use the service to access the airport for leisure or work and they also use it to visit Harrogate and Bradford. For some however it is the only link with the centre of Yeadon. Removing this part of the service will just increase car use at a time when we are all concerned about climate change. Instead of removing bus services we should be helping the environment by expanding them.”

Cllr Campbell said: “I have already been contacted by a number of residents about this. They fear that removing the bus service will increase isolation and make it harder for them to get out and about.”

Cllr Downes added: “We have already been in touch with the Chair of the WYCA Transport Committee Cllr Kim Groves and asked her to intervene.

“We are urging all concerned residents to do the same and protect this vital local service.”