The independent councillor for Bishopthorpe says he’s been told the Number 11 bus route to the village IS NOT under threat.
Campaigners launched a petition to save the First York Number 11 service, over fears that it would no longer continue from the edge of the city centre into Bishopthorpe.
It has now been signed by more than 800 people.
Local MP Julian Sturdy also said he was looking into the claims too.
But Cllr John Galvin says says there’s no threat to the service from the City centre. He has criticised people who are saying it will be cut back to the South Bank area of the city saying they were just repeating rumour.
Cllr Galvin told YorkMix: “I have been in contact with First York regarding the issue of the Bus Service here in Bishopthorpe.
“I have been informed that there are absolutely no plans to take away our Bishopthorpe bus service and to suggest otherwise is a total fantasy.
“A review of the whole of York’s First network is to be undertaken, not an unusual event. The review is responding in this instance to the Department of Transport making more grants available to support local bus services across the country.
“With this in view, I am minded to think ultimately our bus service may just be improved, however this is my personal view and not an official view.
“I am quite appalled at the way this whole story has been manufactured causing alarm and distress to many residents both young and old, which in my opinion is a totally irresponsible action.
“Overall bus passenger numbers are still lower than pre-pandemic and now the best way to protect services is to ensure we use them.”
YorkMix reported the same last week, having talked to First York .