Reduction of Bus Services

Calling on Cabinet Member for Transport at B&NES, Cllr Manda Rigby, to inform all Cllrs at B&NES of the impending changes to the bus services in the West of England Authority (WECA) from the 1st September 2021.

On 25th August I was informed by a resident that bus services across WECA are to be reduced. It does seem rather alarming that this reduction in services, which will effect many residents was not shared with all ward Cllrs across the region. WECA and B&NES have declared a climate emergency and are committed to reducing the impact of the private vehicle use due to the need to meet CO2 emission targets as well as the impact private vehicle use has on congestion, pollution and public health. Yet there has been no notification of this reduction in services to residents. I have written to Cllr Rigby asking for information on this. See email below.

Dear Cllr Rigby
I have been informed by David Redgewell that a number of bus services in the WECA region are to reduced from the 1st September 2021.  Please can you confirm to all Cllrs in B&NES what is the position on this matter? What is B&NES doing particularly with regard to services in the B&NES area, but also in light of the fact that many residents move across the WECA region?It would be useful for all Cllrs to be notified of bus service reductions. Can you therefore assure all B&NES Cllrs that from now on you will update of us of any bus service reductions as soon as this is known?
I look forward to hearing from you on this matter.
Cllr Joanna Wright
 Here  are the bus service  reductions from the 1st September 2021 in the Bristol and Bath city region. 
 regarding west of England combined authority and North SomersetThe service  18  is being  withdrawn from  kingswood Town  centre  warmley North common willsbridge keynsham. All journeys  withdrawn. Then Saltford  Newbridge Weston and Bath spa bus and coach station. 
Service  5 Bristol  city  centre  St Paul s Eastville park, Stapleton village Fishponds,oidbury court  Downend  .Service  withdrawn. 37 Bristol to Bath spa bus station. Lawrence hill station  st George park  Hanham longwell green  Bitton
 Kelston  weston Bath spa bus station. No  service. At all .No evening service  on Service T 2 Bristol bus station  Gloucester road  Filton Patchway  cribbs causeway bus station Alverston and Thornbury. No evening  or Sunday services. 
Y2 Bristol bus and coach station to Fishpond Downend Bromley Heath and yate bus and coach station. No evening service. 
672 Bristol To Bedminster and the chew valley  just  4 buses  aday .Bristol to Nailsea  and clevedon service reductions on Sunday s x 8 x9 .The government  has reduced  the covid 19 bus operators  grant on 27 .3 Million  is reduced  by the government to 226 million pounds between  October  2021 and  Aprill 2022 when bus back better  grant kick in .The  new network  with reductions  from 30 th August 2021 The Department  for transport staycation advertising  for travel  to tourist attraction in Bristol  and go out for meal does not mean alot to residents  and Tourists on West county tv if the Bus service  are withdrawn.  .on service  20 Weston super mare via Weston super mare hospital  Brean and Berrow  their no Sunday service. 
126 wells Bus and coach station. Cheddar , Axbridge ,winscombe ,Banwell Weston super mare railway station. 

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