Exit Accessibility View


07 June 2016

More than 11,000 responses to supported bus services consultation analysed

Picture of bus stop
We are using the responses to help shape how our bus services run in the future Philip Whitehead, cabinet member for transport

More than 11,000 responses to the recent bus consultation, which finished in April, are being analysed to help decide how supported bus services in Wiltshire will look in the future.

Unlike many authorities, Wiltshire Council has not reduced any services this year and the consultation to review subsidised bus services in Wiltshire is an integral part of establishing a sustainable network of services within an affordable budget.

An initial report was heard by council's environment select committee today (7 June) and will be heard by cabinet in June. A more detailed report will go before cabinet members in the future.

Philip Whitehead, cabinet member for transport said: "There is a great deal of information to get through, and I am grateful to everyone who took part in the consultation. We are using the responses to help shape how our bus services run in the future, to create sustainable public transport for Wiltshire for years to come."

Half of the bus mileage in the county is subsidised by £5.1 million per year from Wiltshire Council as it is not commercially viable otherwise. The rest of the services in Wiltshire are operated on a commercial basis by various operators.

Last updated: 7 June 2016 | Last reviewed: 7 June 2016

Share this article

Latest Tweets


Are you looking after someone else's child under the age of 16 (18 if disabled)? If the stay is longer than 28 days… https://t.co/ZgYaLPgZsV

13 Jul 2018 16:07


RT @5RiversCentre: You'd better be quick if you've not booked your place for tomorrow's Les Mills class launch...Get involved and experienc…

13 Jul 2018 13:59


We want your views on how to increase numbers of places for special schools. We are likely to need at least 220 new… https://t.co/cM8g5dY2bI

13 Jul 2018 13:21


@martinlyddon Sorry to hear that. Please could you log a report on the app ( https://t.co/tGQ4ebJhhQ ) ^DH

13 Jul 2018 09:42