Decision details

Supported Bus Service Changes

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.

Reasons for the decision:

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.

Alternative options considered:

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.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: Within existing budget.

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Director: Place, Planning & Regeneration.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Not applicable.



Contact: Neil Mathews, Assistant Director: Highways and Transport Email: 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

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