HOLMES Chapel Parish Council is hailing the success of a campaign to save a bus service.

A parish council spokesman said: “After successful lobbying by councillors from Holmes Chapel, Twemlow and Goostrey the 319 bus service has been saved.

“As part of a review of supported bus services by Cheshire East Council, this service was proposed to be cancelled from April 1.

“However, due to the dependency of many residents in rural areas on this service to access vital services, and after a long campaign by local councillors, assisted by Fiona Bruce MP, Cheshire East reviewed the proposal and saved the service.”

The new timetable has just been released and is available to view.

The 319 begins and ends at Sandbach, and calls at Brereton, Holmes Chapel, Cranage, Allostock, Goostrey and Twemlow Green.

The service will be run by Tomlinson Travel from April 1, and will be fully supported by Cheshire East Council.