Bus services exist so that people can get around without the need for a car, and reducing subsidies will make it more difficult to reduce car ownership and usage. The proposed cuts will mostly affect those who cannot afford a car, cannot walk far, or cannot pay for a taxi. We urge the council to find the modest sums required to continue bus subsidies from other projects and avoid this backwards step.
The petition together with an accompanying paper will be presented at the Full Council meeting on the 19th July, 2012.
Started by: Tracey Hill (Brighton and Hove Labour Party)
This ePetition ran from 09/06/2012 to 05/07/2012 and has now finished.
393 people signed this ePetition.
The petition was considered at the Council meeting on the 19th July which resolved:
(1) That in view of the decision taken at the Policy &
Resources Committee meeting on the 14th June, 2012 the petition be
(2) That the Council welcomes moves from Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton & Hove Bus Company that enable the 21B, 22, 24, 26, 27, 81A, 81, 74 and 96 bus services to continue running be welcomed;
(3) That officers be requested to report to the Policy & Resources Committee at its next meeting confirming the completion of contracts to run the 81, 81A, 21B, 96 and 74 services;
(4) That, in addition to (2) and (3) above, officers be recommended to seek to identify the necessary funding and continue discussions with the bus companies with a view to running a direct service, with through ticketing, connecting Woodingdean and Ovingdean to the city centre and to report back to the Policy & Resources Committee with an Urgency meeting taking place if necessary due to the short timescales;
(5) That officers be re quested to seek to ensure that any new contract approved for the service 52 contains a requirement (if it doesn’t already do so and subject to legal and procurement advice) for wheelchair accessible buses to be used on this route and that it is integrated into the ‘Real Time’ bus information system or a suitable alternative system and to report back to the Policy & Resources Committee on the outcome of the contract negotiations.
A special meeting of the Policy & Resources Committee has
been scheduled for the 6th September to consider the matter