ITV News West Country has been able to get a copy of the notice to staff at Western Greyhound, which is making drastic cuts - including closing its depot in Penzance. 12 people could lose their jobs.
Most of you will have read in the press that Cornwall Council's budget is under significant pressure. We have been notified that due to budget cuts, the council will be withdrawing financial suppport for a number of services, some of which are operated by Western Greyhound.
It is with regret that I therefore advise you that Western Greyhound will no longer be operating any services in the Penzance and Hayle areas (other than the summer 547), or the 530 and 56 routes, or some lightly loaded 'tendered' journeys on some other routes.
This will therefore mean a reduction in the number of buses in the fleet and a reduction in the number of roles. This decision by Cornwall Council in no way reflects the quality of services provided.
Western Greyhound is not the only bus operator having contracts reduced and services of other operators are also affected.
A formal consultation period will begin shortly for all staff affected and we are currently working on the implications of this decision from the council to withdraw financial support for services. This will be a worrying time for you but please be assured that as a company we will do everything we can to limit the impact of such a decision on employees.
We have a strong core of commercial services and we will be actively developing these routes over the coming months.
As further information becomes available, I assure you I will be in touch to keep you updated on developments
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