Hands off our rural buses

I reckon it’s unkind and unfair to take away bus services from Wooler. It’s a remote place which needs bus transport to get people to places and a bus cut-back from any rural place is bad news for people who need the bus.

Another thing is the bus for a day’s visit to Longframlingtion from Rothbury is £4.70, while its £5.30 to go from Rothbury to Newcastle. The former journey is five miles while the latter is 30, and it’s puzzling me that the return journey should be the same for five or 30 miles. Can’t people going on a shorter bus journey have cheaper tickets for a day?

David Nicholson

Simonside View, Rothbury