Transport Study

Thank you to all those who have completed our questionnaire.

Tiller Research have made the prize draw on our behalf and we well be getting in touch with the two winners shortly.

Update on the 17 & 18 bus route

As some of you may have seen in the article in the last issue of Arley News there are likely to be changes to the 17 & 18 bus routes operated by Stagecoach in the near future.  As part of the transport study Big Local have recently had a meeting with the managing director of Stagecoach Midlands and Warwickshire County Council (WCC) about the future of the routes.

We have been told that it is the decline in the number of off peak passengers on the routes over the last couple of years that is making the route uneconomic, this includes both concession pass holder and fare paying passengers.

As a result we are currently exploring the feasibility of a short term project between Big Local, Stagecoach and WCC to improve the passenger numbers, subject to the approval of Local Trust who fund the Big Local project. We are in the very early stages of the discussions on this project, so we cannot confirm any details as yet, but all three parties are interested in progressing the project.  When more details are available they will be published on this web page.

Background to the Transport Study

When we did our original Big Local consultation some people had concerns that could broadly be described as transport related. So as part of our Plan for the first two years of the project we said that we would conduct a Transport Study to get some more detailed information on how people get about in their daily lives. From this we would hope to be able to see if there was something that could be done to improve things.

We have chosen a company called Tiller Research to do the work for us who are experienced in conducting studies and community transport related issues.

Part of this study is a questionnaire that we would like as many residents as possible to complete so that we can get an up to date picture of transport related issues in our villages.

As well as the questionnaire meetings are planned with local transport providers and other interested parties to get their views on transport in our area. When all the information has been collated we will publish a report of the findings on our web site together with any potential ideas for improvements.