SKIPTON town councillors have added their voices to disappointment over North Yorkshire County Council's proposed 'bus services improvement plan'.

Skipton Civic Society has already criticised the plan, saying that it barely mentions Skipton.

Subject to government funding and in partnership with bus operators, the plan, which aims to encourage more people onto buses, is currently out to consultation by the county council, and could come into effect in April.

At this week's full council meeting, Cllr Claire Nash said however that it concentrated on Harrogate, Selby and Scarborough and 'ignored' Skipton.

"I don't think we can support in its current form; it rather ignores Skipton for funding. I feel Skipton does not come out well with this. Most of the money is concentrated on Harrogate," she said.

Funding had been suggested for 'realtime' information at bus stations, but not on the improvement of services, she said.

Cllr Peter Madeley said he would like to see money spent on restoring routes - like the service between Skipton and Harrogate rather than the 'frippery' of satellites on buses.

"Money should be putting into subsidising buses and making it easier to get from the Dales into Skipton," he said.

The council decided to compile responses from members before submitting a formal response to the county council's consultation which closes on Monday, February 7.