Hull City Council press release:
Hull City Council will be carrying out a series of public consultations for bus users to share their views on which services are important to them.It should be noted the 9 between Noddle Hill/Bransholme, Hull and Cottingham is only supported on certain parts of the route, and that East Riding of Yorkshire Council are proposing to withdrawn their contribution to the route. Whether the remainder of the route would be viable without any council financial support is unknown.
Currently the Council offers bus companies subsidies to support their local services where there is a social need, as the stand-alone bus fares would not be enough to cover the cost of transport.
However with the need for ongoing savings to the Council's budget, a number of services will be reviewed, including:
The services which will be affected by any changes are:
1e/d Sibelius Road to Mizzen Road
Service 16 City Centre - Marfleet Village
Service 9 Grammar School Road
Service 9 James Reckitt Avenue
Service 9 Dorchester Road - Kestrel Avenue
Service 50 Lambwath Road - Broadway Drive
Councillor Martin Mancey, Portfolio Holder with responsibility for transport, said:
"With a significantly reduced budget the Council is required to make savings, and we will try to do this in a way that minimises the impact on bus users.
"Reviewing these services has been difficult, and that's why we want your views as we seek to make them more sustainable as the long-term austerity measures continue."
Public drop-in sessions will also take place at Hull's Paragon Interchange on:
Thurday 23rd June, 10am - 4pm
Friday 24th June, 9am - 4pm
Monday 27th June, 2pm - 4pm
Tuesday 28th June, 9am - 4pm
Please make sure that your response reaches the Council before 22nd July 2016 - https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=146548534123
Cabinet Papers from 23rd May