A transport charity boss was suprised to learn his service was being advertised as a replacement for the ‘access bus’ previously provided by Luton Borough Council.
The council announced last week that it was having to axe the bus service it provides to sheltered accommodation schemes in Farley Hill, saying it could not find the money to continue it.
The Farley Access Bus took residents from Felmersham Court, Bert Collins Court and Bethune Close into the town centre three times a week.
In a press release announcing it had cut the service, the council said people could instead use South Beds Dial a Ride.
South Beds Dial a Ride co-ordinator Dave Barratt said: “It’s very nice as it’s actually a big advert for me, but I didn’t know anything about it.”
The branch is funded by Luton Borough Council, Central Beds Council and its own fundraising, but like many charities is facing possible cuts to the money it receives from local authorities.
“It’s understandable, as everyone is under scrutiny at the moment”, said Mr Barratt.
“We will be keeping our fingers crossed over the next few months that our funding is not reduced, or cut altogether.”