A second petition to save a bus service has gathered pace.

Watford Labour has been busy knocking on doors in the Meriden estate in Watford after it was revealed that the 324 Arriva bus which runs from Woodside to Maple Cross would be axed in September.

However, Labour Cllr Nigel Bell has since held talks with Arriva and Hertfordshire County Council officers and believes the bus could run further than September or a new service will be brought in that serves people living in the Meriden.

However, as of yet , nothing has been agreed,

The party’s signature target for its petition is 1,000 and team leader John Dowdle says they are more than halfway to the target.

He said: “The response has been amazing. In just two weeks we are more than half way to our target of 1,000 signatures. Our positive meeting with county council officers last week has given residents fresh hope that this service will be saved, but we must keep the pressure up.”

A Lib Dem petition has already reached 1,000 signatures and is being considered by county officers.

The Mayor of Watford is expected to meet with Arriva and the county council in the coming weeks.

The Watford Labour petition can be signed online at www.watfordlabour.org.uk