Do you rely on public transport? Do you have a bus pass?

If the answer to either of these questions is ‘yes’, you may be affected by a Review of Local Bus and Community Transport Services being carried out by Hampshire County Council.

Don’t miss the opportunity to have your say before 31st May 2014.

Hampshire County Council needs to save £1.25 to £1.5 million from public and community transport spending by 2015/16.

The authority is undertaking a county wide review of subsidised bus and community transport services, together with a review of the discretionary elements of the Hampshire Concessionary Travel Scheme.

Savings could be achieved by a mixture of the following options:

  • Reducing or ceasing support for Sunday services
  • Reducing or ceasing support for evening services after 7pm
  • Ceasing the 9am early start for the older persons bus pass
  • Reducing the frequency and/or days of service
  • Replacing bus services with taxishares or community transport services
  • Reducing the amount of printed publicity with a greater use of electronic information

The review will only look at those bus and community transport services which receive financial support from the County Council.

The two services stopping in Ringwood which could be affected are:

118 (Lymington – New Milton – Ringwood)

175 (Ringwood – Bransgore – Christchurch)

The County Council is asking for the views and preferences of individual users and organisations to aid the decision-making process.

Don’t delay, have your say!

Questionnaires are available from Ringwood Gateway or online at http://www3.hants.gov.uk/transportconsultation2014.