Reductions in central government funding to Oxfordshire County Council mean that they need to cut services, and they are aiming to save a further £6.3m from bus subsidies.
They have already reduced the Abingdon Town Bus Service (pictured above) so that the last bus finishes at 15:30.
They are now asking people what else can be cut. The options in the current consultation are:
- Withdrawing bus subsidies altogether
- Reducing funding to subsidised bus services – and adopting the principle of prioritising , where possible, services most likely to be used by the elderly and disabled
- Dial-a-Ride – Ending direct funding of the Dial-a-Ride service – encouraging community transport groups across the county to deliver a replacement service.
You can have your say on Wednesday 8th July at Abingdon Guildhall from 16:00-17:30.
More information at the Oxfordshire County Council’ Website.
It was pointed out to me that users of the Abingdon Town Bus Service have no return bus after 15:30.