CARDIGAN town councillors have pledged to try and seek a solution to the town’s reduced bus service amid mounting complaints.

An email from a local resident said he found it ‘astonishing’ that while buses had continued to run during lockdown there was now no town service on Saturdays.

Cllr Morvenna Richards agreed the situation was unsatisfactory and said the lack of buses had stripped people of their freedom.

“How on earth do they get to the health centre on time and then back home again?” she asked.

“If your appointment doesn’t fit in with the running time of the remaining buses then you have a very long wait to get one back into town.

“Elderly people and the disabled are going to be stuck out there by the health centre in the freezing cold, yet their social well-being is extremely important.”

Cllr John Adams-Lewis said the harsh reality was that funding was required in order to run a revamped town service.

“Going to the health centre is indeed a problem, but someone will have to pay for the service,” he added.

Cllr Catrin Miles recalled that when the Cardigan Integrated Health Centre was being built, a sub-group studying transport issues were assured that there would be regular buses along the route.

“Access to the new centre was a very important element to those discussions so I will chase this up,” she said.