Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To inform the Executive of emerging issues associated with supported bus service provision and seek approval for necessary changes in 2021/22.
i) the supporting information is noted.
ii) the proposed changes to supported bus services are progressed.
The Council must secure the ongoing viability of supported bus services whilst pursuing value for money. Necessary financial savings are required to support the Council’s transformation programme and the ongoing impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic. To support these objectives, changes to supported bus services are required.
The Council could retain current supported bus services without change, however, this would not represent value for money and does not address the increasing risk that some contracted services are likely to become commercially un-viable without change. Furthermore, the financial savings identified within the Council’s transformation programme would not be met.
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Financial Impact: Within existing budget.
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Director: Place, Planning & Regeneration.
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Contact: Neil Mathews, Head of Highways & Transport Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01344 351163.
Report author: Neil Mathews
Publication date: 10/11/2020
Date of decision: 10/11/2020
Decided at meeting: 10/11/2020 - Executive
Effective from: 18/11/2020