Council gives its views on the buses

CLEVEDON Town Council has said which subsidised bus services should be kept in the town in the face of looming cuts.

At a meeting of its transport and highways committee on September 21, members discussed North Somerset Council’s plans to cut some subsidised bus services to save money.

The unitary authority’s principal transport planning officer Paul Connolly told the meeting a total of 850 responses had been received during a public consultation. However, he was unable to give figures to show which services in Clevedon were the most used.

As a result, the committee resolved to write to North Somerset Council saying they would like subsidies to continue for what they think are the most important services in the town.

These are the 660 service linking Yatton railway station and Clevedon, the 800 town centre service and 985 service to Clevedon School.

The committee has also asked for more detail about the other subsidised services in Clevedon as well as a break-down of the consultation responses received.