Review held on future of Malmesbury bus services
3:00pm Saturday 24th August 2013 in Latest News
Buses used by residents in the Malmesbury area are under review and Wiltshire Council is appealing for opinions.
The council is reviewing the bus services it funds in the north west of the county. Changes are proposed to many of these, to be introduced in April 2014.
This is part of an ongoing series of reviews of bus services across the county that aim to identify the most cost-effective means of meeting transport needs in a sustainable way.
The reviews are being carried out as a requirement of the council’s financial plan to make savings in funding for bus services. They are looking in particular at poorly-used services or journeys that require a relatively high level of council funding in relation to the number of passengers they carry.
Coun John Thomson, deputy leader and cabinet member for highways and street scene, said: “I think it’s very important that people read the review and make comments. Once the review is over, changes will be made, so we need feedback.”
The council aims to maintain the strategic links between Malmesbury and the surrounding towns, while reducing costs so the bus network is more sustainable and affordable for the future.
The consultation deadline is October 7. Responses can posted to the Passenger Transport Unit, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Trowbridge BA14 8JN, or emailed to buses@ wiltshire.gov.uk
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