Final chance to have your say on bus cuts

BUS users in Wyre Forest are being urged to have their say about Worcestershire County Council's proposals to withdraw a £3 million public transport subsidy.

Residents have until next Friday to voice their opinions and concerns about the bus services they use.

The county council has proposed to scrap a £3 million taxpayers' subsidy for public transport, which puts 88 services on 43 routes across Worcestershire "at risk" unless private companies take on the services, with higher prices or reduced pick-ups.

The council has so far collected 5,000 responses during the consultation which started in November.

Councillor John Smith, Worcestershire County Council cabinet member for highways, said: "I'd like to thank everyone that has taken the time to share their views on the proposals so far.

"The response has been good but I'd still urge anyone in Wyre Forest wishing to have a say to take the opportunity to do so until January 17 when the consultation period closes.

"The financial challenge we're currently facing means tough decisions have to be made on how taxpayers' money is spent.

"Having as much information as possible from the public on this issue is vitally important and all of the feedback we receive will be taken into account before any final decision is made."

Any potential changes to the bus subsidy spend would not be implemented until September.

To have you say go to worcestershire.gov.uk/busservicereview and complete an online questionnaire.

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9:44am Fri 10 Jan 14

stour67 says...

Maybe it should be stopped then given to charity's like dial a ride ,even if it only a mill .
Maybe it should be stopped then given to charity's like dial a ride ,even if it only a mill . stour67

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