• The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday 7th November 2022 at 7.30 pm in the upstairs meeting room, Hawkesbury Village Hall, High Street, Hawkesbury Upton

Big Choices on Buses

Buses in the West of England are facing a toxic mix of challenges. There is a critical shortage of bus drivers, passenger numbers are 25% down on pre-pandemic levels, inflation is spiralling and the Department for Transport has confirmed that all covid financial assistance will end in October. This will sadly mean bus cuts in the short term.

But it's not all doom and gloom. The West of England Combined Authority has secured £105 million for bus services in our region - the second highest in the country - which will kick in next year.

This Summer the Combined Authority is holding a "Network Review" of all bus services. There are no easy answers here. There will be hard decisions to be made with trade-offs and compromises.

West of England Combined Authority is asking for help to help find the best way forward.

How to get involved

Complete our survey to tell us your thoughts by 31 August 2022.

Join us at one of our public meetings which will take place 6.30pm-8.30pm on:

  • 1 August at Yate Parish Hall, Yate, BS37 5NF
  • 2 August at Southdown Methodist Church, The Hollow, Bath, BA2 1NJ
  • 3 August at St Augustine's Church, 2 East Dundry Road, Whitchurch, BS14 0LL
  • 4 August at Brook Way Activity Centre, Brook Way, Bradley Stoke, BS32 9DA

Or download a pack to run your own local big choices event.

Posted: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 17:24 by Newsroom

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