What this consultation is about
We are facing massive budget pressures like never before and need to save £157m by 2018.
We need to look at the way we provide local bus and community transport services so that we can deliver them in the best possible way to support people getting out and about within our limited budget.
Some services may remain, some may have to be run differently and some could stop. We don’t want to do this but we’re having to consider all proposals.
But before we make any decisions we want you to tell us about the bus services supported by the council that you use and how you may be affected if these services are withdrawn.
This consultation is being carried out in two phases:
- Phase one is a user questionnaire, where we want you to tell us about the journeys you make and any impacts there would be on you if services were withdrawn. You can take part online or download a questionnaire from this page.
- Phase two – feedback from the user questionnaire will then be used to develop proposals for a forthcoming local supported bus network and community transport service. These will be fully consulted on in 2015 before any decisions are made.
A report on the consultation proposals was presented to Cabinet, 30 September 2014, agenda Item 10 -Proposed Public Engagement on Changes to Local Bus Support and Community Transport.
This consultation has now closed. A report on the results was presented to Cabinet, 24 March 2015, agenda item 25.