Have your say on the county’s bus services

Residents are being asked to give their views on proposed changes to bus services in East Sussex.

As part of a routine review, East Sussex County Council has drawn up proposed changes to some of the Lewes, Wealden and Eastbourne services it funds before a preferred bidder is selected to run the services.

The review will allow the council to get the best value for money while protecting and enhancing popular routes relied on by residents travelling to shops, schools, medical appointments and leisure activities.

The routes affected include:

25, 121, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 166, 226, 227, 228, 229, 254, 259, 824

Most of the proposed changes are small and take into account the use being made of the current services. The proposals include suggestions submitted in previous consultation, but the council still wants to hear people’s views on these.

Rupert Clubb, Director of Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “We want to ensure we get the best match between value for money and providing the services that residents rely on.”

You can get full details of the proposals and information about giving feedback on our page about Bus services in Lewes, Wealden and Eastbourne.

Comments can also be sent in by post to
East Sussex County Council
B2 Passenger Transport
Freepost LW43
Lewes BN7 1BR

The closing date for comments is Friday 10 May, 2013.

The county council is planning to select its preferred bidders towards the end of May. The revised services will run from July 28, 2013.