BUS users have launched a petition to help save a threatened service they describe as a “lifeline”.
People from Buckley met councillors last month to discuss the future of the Buckley town circular service, which could be axed following a Flintshire Council review.
And they vowed to fight to keep the bus service with the support of councillors who previously blasted the outdated figures being used to help determine its viability.
Buckley and Flintshire councillor Ron Hampson said: “Buckley's circular town service is very important to people and is a lifeline to many.
“It helps to bring trade into Buckley and would be a vital link to the new health centre, which will be ready next year.
“Hopefully the petition will underline the strength of feeling for it.”
Flintshire Council has said the service is subsidised by £2.76 per passenger, with an average of just six people per journey.
But Cllr Hampson blamed the possible move on UK Goverment cuts handed down to the Welsh Assembly.
He described the use of 2011-12 service user figures for the ongoing consultation as “totally unacceptable”.
However, he warned people they have to use or lose the service, which has operated for more than a decade.
Flintshire Council is part way through a public consultation period as it reviews subsidised bus services throughout the county.
Speaking about the Buckley town service at an August meeting involving bus users and town councillors, Cllr Mike Peers said: “I recognise the value of this service to the community as it reaches rural areas as well as townspeople.
“It provides a vital link to the train station and is also used by school pupils and college students.”
Flintshire Council has stated that it recognises the service's links to the train station and could consider maintaining a revised timetable.