Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Bus cuts meeting

A PUBLIC meeting to discuss cuts to subsidised bus services will be held in Henley next month.

A PUBLIC meeting to discuss cuts to subsidised bus services will be held in Henley next month.

Oxfordshire County Council reduced its supported transport budget by a fifth, a total of £6.3million, but now needs to find at least another £2.6million in savings.

This means looking at supported transport services which it is not required to provide by law.

Councillor David Nimmo Smith, cabinet member for transport said: “We are having to reduce the quality of service that people have come to know, love and expect.

“The meeting is an opportunity for people to comment on bus services. We want to keep as many of the buses going as possible.



“We have a risk list and the only one that is a ‘high risk’ is the High Wycombe to Reading one [800/1 service which stops in Henley]. It is likely the subsidy would be removed on the Sunday service.”

Cllr Nimmo Smith and council officers will be at the meeting, which will be held at the town hall on September 3 from 7pm.



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