OLDER people campaigning for the restoration of their bus service have won the support of their local MP.

Nigel Adams, MP for Selby and Ainsty joined residents of the Popple Well Springs sheltered accommodation in Tadcaster as they continue to press their case for Transdev buses to serve their area.

In October 2013, the company's Coastliner buses were re-routed via the Woodlands estate and no longer call at the most convenient bus stop for the estate run by Hanover Housing Association.

Tom Brown, head of operations north for Hanover, said: "The loss of the bus service has been disruptive to residents. On a few occasions we have been very concerned about residents’ health. In particular, those with breathing difficulties and mobility issues have struggled as there are no facilities such as benches to rest along the route between Popple Well Springs and the closest bus stop.”

Mr Adams said he will ask Transdev to meet him and residents to discuss the issue.

Last November residents gave the company and Tadcaster town council a 350-name petition calling for the service to be restored.

Transdev were contacted by The Press but did not respond with a comment.