Have your say on the future of our village’s bus services.
Wiltshire Council is having a review of subsidised bus services, which includes the X86 and 68/69 Zig Zag routes that serve the village. They are asking about six options:
- withdraw evening services (those running after 7pm)
- withdraw services on Sundays and public holidays
- reduce hourly services on Monday to Friday to two hourly
- reduce or withdraw rural bus services
- reduce town bus services
- withdraw all services
There is an organisation called Option 24/7 which is proposing a different approach. They suggest that we should look at the transport network as a whole rather than considering each subsidised route in isolation. This would mean that the bus operators bid for a bundle of services, so that profitable routes subsidise non-profitable ones.
You can see more information about what the council’s proposals would mean and about Option 24/7 ‘s approach at http://option247.uk.
You can see the council’s consultation here. Please complete the questionnaire and have your say on the future of our bus services. The consultation closes on 4 April 2016.