A consultation between Stockport Council, local residents and businesses on the future of the Stockport Shuttle Bus is due to close today.
Stockport Council is looking to save £47 million pounds over the next four years and face difficult decisions to make when allocating and prioritising public spending. They have reportedly already managed savings of over £100 million pounds in recent years, while continuing to deliver services and value for money to the residents of Stockport.
“We are committed to consulting and engaging with Stockport residents and other stakeholders to inform the way we work in the future and to assess any impact these decisions may have. Feedback we receive will be used to shape our approaches to help reduce negative impacts as far as possible.
“The Town Centre Shuttle bus provides free transport for people who need to travel around the town centre. The service currently operates seven days a week, Monday to Saturday: 8am to 6pm and Sunday: 10:30am to 5pm, every 15 minutes.
The proposal is that the Council would no longer fund this service. This would mean it would no longer be available from April 2019.
This proposal is part of the Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP), which sets out how the Council will manage their budget to become financially self-sufficient. You can read more information about the Medium Term Financial Plan by clicking the link below:
Please ensure we receive your views by 18th January 2019. It is important that we receive your views by this date as all feedback will be pulled together into a report which will then be considered by the Scrutiny Committees in January and the Cabinet meeting in February.
Please share your views on our survey HERE