I am writing to inform you of the launch of Kent County Council’s Consultation regarding a review of KCC Funded Bus Services. The public consultation provides information on why we need to reduce what we spend on these services, the approach that we have adopted and the possible impacts for bus users.

The consultation launches today and runs for eight weeks from 7th March until 15th May.

Details of this consultation can be found on our website at www.kent.gov.uk/busreview where the online consultation questionnaire can be completed. The consultation document and questionnaire is also available in Easy Read and Word formats on the website (above) or on request by e-mail alternativeformats@kent.gov.uk, or phone 03000 421553 (this number is monitored during office hours and there is an answering machine at other times).

Following the consultation, the results will be presented to KCC Members in July and a decision will be made on the range of measures that we need to implement. Subsequently the results of the consultation and decision will be published. It is expected that resulting changes to bus services will be introduced in August 2016.

Attached you will find the Consultation Document and promotional postcard and poster. Please feel free to distribute to any interested parties. Should you require hard copies of these, have any concerns or require further information then please contact public.transport@kent.gov.uk

Yours faithfully

Steve Pay | Planning and Operations Manager  | Public Transport | Aylesford Highways Depot  | Kent County Council | St Michaels Close, Aylesford, ME20 7TZ | www.kent.gov.uk