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Local Bus Survey

Bus services - help us plan the route forward

Wiltshire Council is asking local people to help shape the future of local bus transport, as part of an ambitious Government strategy to improve and transform services across the country.

Earlier in the year the Government published its 'Bus Back Better' vision, which underpins a national bus strategy for England that sets out ambitious reform of how services are planned and delivered.

Around £3bn has been set aside by the Government to make improvements throughout England, and Wiltshire Council is looking at how Wiltshire and our residents can benefit from this. The Government's strategy complements the council's aim to encourage more people to travel by bus to help support its carbon neutral objectives, and to reach and connect more people who live in rural communities.

The council has already been successful in getting some money from the fund, with a successful bid of £1.2m to improve demand responsive transport in the Pewsey Vale area. This will be in operation next year after a public consultation, which will help establish the most appropriate way for the service to be provided. Demand responsive transport is a flexible mode of transportation that adapts to the demands of its user groups.

In order to put together its own Bus Service Improvement Plan to share with the Government, the council is asking local people and representatives from businesses and organisations to fill out a short survey to help it establish where the current bus service offering is working, where it could be better and where it simply doesn't provide what is needed. The survey shouldn't take longer than five minutes to complete and the council is keen to hear from non-bus users, as well as those who currently use them, as this will provide a much more wide-ranging picture of the current situation and people's circumstances.

The survey will run until 23 August 2021.

To take the survey visit