Wiltshire Council receives 11,000 responses to bus consultation
With the consultation now over, Bus Users has submitted its full response to Wiltshire Council's transport review, following a series of Your Bus Matters events across the County.
The review was part of wider plans to help Wiltshire Council save millions of pounds over the next three years. Philip Whitehead, Cabinet Member for Transport said: "We know how important bus services are for rural communities - especially to help people maintain their independence, however due to the pressures on local authority spending we are under severe pressure to reduce the amount of budget that we spend on subsidising public transport at the level we currently do."
Cllr Horace Prickett (pictured source:Wiltshire Gazette & Herald) Portfolio Holder for Transport, said: "The [consultation] responses will help shape how our bus services run in the future, to create sustainable public transport for Wiltshire for years to come. We expect to be in a position to present our ideas in the autumn.”