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Review of Bus Services supported by subsidised transport budget to ensure efficiency and value for money is achieved - KEY/06MAR19/01

With the approval of the Chairman of the Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee Urgency, Special Urgency and waiver of call-in procedures have been invoked to suspend the requirement to advertise the decision for the full 28 days, publish the decision for 5 days prior to publication, and to suspend the 3 day call-in period.

 

These urgency procedures were invoked due to the requirement to amend the timetables for the 61 and 62 bus service operated by Stagecoach as close as possible to the 1st of April 2019. In order to achieve this it is necessary to register the revised timetable with the Traffic Commissioner, providing 42 days notice, and to give the public reasonable notice of the forthcoming changes. Failure to do this will result in financial pressure on the Council.

 

The Cabinet Member:

 

1.    Approved changes in timetables to the 60s bus services, as set out in the report, which, along with budget efficiency measures and negotiated cost reductions, will present the Council an annual saving of £150,000.

2.    Approved the development of a publicity campaign with local bus operators to run during 2019/20 to encourage the public to use local bus services.

3.    Supported the continuation of the Cross Party Bus Consultation Group in order to review the remaining services supported by the Council to ensure best value is obtained for both the Council and the travelling public.

 

 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significantly affecting two or more electoral wards;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/02/2019

Reason for urgency:
With the approval of the Chairman of the Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee Urgency, Special Urgency and waiver of call-in procedures have been invoked to suspend the requirement to advertise the decision for the full 28 days, publish the decision for 5 days prior to publication, and to suspend the 3 day call-in period.

These urgency procedures were invoked due to the requirement to amend the timetables for the 61 and 62 bus service operated by Stagecoach as close as possible to the 1st of April 2019. In order to achieve this it is necessary to register the revised timetable with the Traffic Commissioner, providing 42 days notice, and to give the public reasonable notice of the forthcoming changes. Failure to do this will result in financial pressure on the Council.

Decision due: February 2019 by Cabinet Member for Growth, Planning, Housing and Economic Development

Lead member: Councillor Peter Hiller peter.hiller@peterborough.gov.uk

Lead director: Corporate Director Growth and Regeneration

Department: Growth and Regeneration

Contact: Charlotte Palmer, Environment, Transport and Future City Manager Charlotte Palmer,Group Manager Transport & Environment, Email: charlotte.palmer@peterborough.gov.uk, 01733 453538 Email: charlotte.palmer@peterborough.gov.uk Tel: 01733 453538.

Consultation process

Relevant internal and external stakeholders

We have conducted bus passenger surveys on the buses proposed for removal, we have held drop in sessions for people who wished to talk through the proposed changes, worked with a cross party bus consultation group on the proposals.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

Decisions