A resident recently asked me the following:

Could we campaign for an Adel circular minibus service?  We need to link Adel, Holt Park and Horsforth station.  For kids on this side of Adel it’s easier to get a bus to Prince Henry’s than to Ralph Thoresby.  The private schools all have minibus services here, but there’s no way for the state school kids to get to Ralph Thoresby, they have to walk. ”

I took this up “METRO” and set out below is the response I received.

“Councillor Anderson

With regard to your recent enquiry to [The Director], I can advise you that we are making arrangements to provide a school bus link to Ralph Thoresby via Long Causeway and Adel Lane from September. We will advise ward members of the details when they are finalised.

The provision of a minibus linking Adel with Holt Park and Horsforth station will require more thought and development. It is unlikely that a commercial operator would provide such a service without subsidy and it would be necessary therefore to develop a business case based on a sound understanding of demand for such a service.  It would therefore be useful to develop an understanding of the issues residents are seeking to address with a minibus link and the potential use if one were to be provided.”