Demise of Boars Hill Bus Service 2016
The cost of running the No. 44 bus service between Abingdon and Oxford via Boars Hill is approximately £100 000 pa. Of this the bus company raises only about £25 000 from passenger revenue and the balance, some £75 000 pa, is received as a subsidy from Oxford County Council. OCC is having to make economies and has decided that there are more important priorities than subsidising a bus service which rarely carries more than a handful of passengers and sometimes none at all. It was reported at the meeting of Sunningwell Parish Council held on 11th May that the service will cease to operate on 20th July 2016.