Our Local Bus Service is at risk
Derbyshire County Council needs to make cuts of £157 million by 2018. This includes proposed savings of £3.96m from local bus and community transport services.
Most bus services in Derbyshire are run commercially by local bus companies who set the routes and fares. But around 15 per cent (including a number of South Derbyshire services) are funded by the council which currently spends £3.7m on subsidised bus services. A cut of £2.5m from this budget over 2 years is proposed.
Local bus services which currently receive a subsidy include service numbers: 19 Ashby –Swadlincote-Burton via Netherseal, 21E and 22 Burton-Swadlincote services, 24 Swadlincote-Midway, 70 Barrow on Trent-Derby, 73 Weston on Trent-Derby, V1 Sunday service Derby-Hilton-Tutbury-Burton, V2 Derby-Burton via Eggington, and V3 Derby-Willington-Repton-Burton.
Around £1.4 m is also spent on grant funding for Community Transport dial-a-bus services throughout the county and £500k revenue funding Wheels to Work − a moped loan and cycle scheme which helps people get to work, education or training. The proposal is to cut £1.46m from this budget over 2 years.
But before any decisions about reducing or withdrawing services are made bus users are being asked to tell DCC about the journeys they make − which routes and community transport services they use, and the impact on them if any of these services were taken away or changed.
Full details can be found, and the bus user survey can be completed online at derbyshire.gov.uk/supportedbuses or printed copies are available from all Derbyshire branch libraries.
Closing date for responses is 14 December 2014. Feedback from this survey will then be used to develop proposals for how transport, funded by the council, could run in the future.
These proposals will then go out to full consultation in 2015.
Please Click here to view the Minutes form the Barrow upon Trent October 2014 Parish Council Meeting
Please see below for a list of the dates for the Barrow upon Trent Parish Council Meetings for 2015, any changes will be posted on this web site.
2015 Meeting Dates
14th APRIL (1 week later due to Easter)
12 TH MAY Annual meeting (1 week later as election year and will start at 7.30 due to gravel liaison)
19th May Annual Parish Meeting (where we invite all groups)
NO MEETING IN AUGUST
Please click on this link to read the Agenda for our December 2nd 2014 meeting
Once again the Parish Council are putting on the very popular New Year Lunch, if you are aged 60 or over then we would like to invite you to join us on Friday 9th January 2015. Places are limited so please contact Alison the Clerk on 01332 700142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Please click on this link to see more details
Please click on this link to view the agenda for the Parish Council Meeting to be held on Tuesday 4th November 2014
Please click on this link to view the September 2014 Parish Council minutes.
Please click on this link to view the October 2014 Agenda
Message from South Derbyshire Citizens Advice Bureau
We are pleased to present below our first web link which we have put together here at South Derbyshire Citizens Advice Bureau detailing ‘Who We Are’ and ‘How We Can Help’ you, your friends and family and people that you work with and behalf of:
This is the first in a bi-weekly bulletin that our organisation will continue to send detailing ways in which we can help, useful information, news and campaigns.
In the meantime if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
Chief Executive Officer
South Derbyshire Citizens Advice Bureau
114 Church Street