MP Harriett Baldwin has called on Malvern people to speak up for their bus services after meeting retirement home residents.

The group asked to meet Mrs Baldwin following changes to bus services which mean some residents are no longer able to get out and about.

Many residents have sold their cars and rely on public transport.

Mrs Baldwin said: “I am grateful for those people who took the time to come and see me and talk about the challenges they face getting out and about.

“Developers who build retirement villages and extra care housing blocks usually try to ensure they are very near to good bus stops to help keep their residents mobile but these plans can be thwarted if the routes are subsequently amended or abandoned.

“There is a major consultation process about to start and I will be encouraging as many local people as possible to have their say.”

“I hope that the local county councillors will take the time to listen to these strongly held views and take into account our increasing, elderly population and their specific needs.”