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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 2 2008
6 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 3, 2008 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Seniors left in the lurch FIONA BRADY Residents in Prospect Rd, Summer Hill, who will be affected by the axing of the 409 bus service. Picture: ALEX WISSER ~PP160999 The 409 bus to Summer Hill Village is our very life existence' ' Pensioner PHYLLIS EDWARDS EVERY morning, pensioner Phyllis Edwards takes the 409 bus to Summer Hill village to run a few vital errands. Mrs Edwards, 79, buys groceries for herself, husband Keith, 82, and son Mark. A couple of times a week the breast cancer survivor, who has also undergone a triple heart bypass, collects essential medi- cation for herself or her husband. But from July 7, the 409 bus that Mrs Edwards describes as a ''life- line'' will no longer go to Summer Hill village, leaving the pensioner with a long trek from her Prospect St home. ''It is a 20-minute walk to the shops and a 20-minute uphill walk back carrying groceries,'' she said. ''Or I have to pay for home delivery. ''The 409 bus is our very life existence.'' She said many other people also used the service each day. Residents of Ashfield's Cardinal Freeman Village, home to 350 seniors, are also worried about the loss of the service. Resident Irene Sykes said: ''Lots of people rely on this service for shopping or medical errands or to attend organisations such as the Diabetes Support Group. ''We have organised a petition asking MP Linda Burney for the service to be reinstated and so far we have 56 signatures.'' Ashfield Deputy Mayor Caroline Stott said Sydney Buses had made the decision to discon- tinue the service without any community consultation. ''Most of the residents affected by this high-handed decision are older people who can't get around too easily and depend on a week- day bus service to do their essen- tial shopping,'' she said. ''The people who use this ser- vice do not drive cars. With the rising cost of petrol and concern about climate change, it is uncon- scionable that the State Govern- ment should cut back on public transport services.'' A State Transit spokesman said the authority planned to cut the Summer Hill diversion of the route ''due to very low patronage''. ''Currently an average of one passenger per trip is using this diversion.'' He said people could take a train from Ashfield to Summer Hill. Portable bin perfect for ciggie butts DON'T be a tosser. That's the message going out to Ashfield smokers as part of a new $30,000 campaign to clear cigarette butts from the streets. Ashfield Council and its neigh- bour Canterbury Council will share the funding from the State Government to raise awareness of the damage cigarette butt litter can cause to the environment. Canterbury State Labor MP Linda Burney said the campaign would include displays at Ashfield Mall and Campsie Centre. ''Displays will also be set up at Canterbury Council's Haldon St Festival, Ashfield's Carnival of Cultures and in customer service areas and libraries,'' she said. ''Smokers will be provided with free butt bins -- portable little containers to provide a clean way of disposing of butts wherever they go. ''There will also be advertise- ments in local papers, bus backs and banners.'' The Ethnic Communities Coun- cil will help us convey the litter- ing message to Chinese, Vietnamese and Arabic speaking residents.'' Climate Change and Environ- ment Minister Verity Firth said the grant was part of the $339,000 litter prevention program. ''The Iemma Government's anti-litter campaign, Don't Be a Tosser, has been a great success and we're thrilled to support local councils running their own ver- sions of the campaign in their communities,'' Ms Firth said. 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