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Have you say on local bus services to Stobhill

ByCharley Williams

Jan 2, 2017

Northumberland County Council is asking residents of Stobhill their views on local bus services.

A questionnaire is being distributed to homes in the area, and made available in public venues, following a request by local county councillor Ian Lindley.

The survey is asking whether people use local bus services, and if they don’t, what would make them more likely to use a bus.  It also asks those who do travel by bus how often they do, and the purposes of their journeys.

Further questions cover how those who use bus services rate them, and changes they would like to see to improve transport in the area for the future.

Councillor Lindley, said:  “Local public transport is very important to communities, and I am very keen to see if there are any gaps in provision in Stobhill, and whether what is already on offer can be improved.  I am very keen for as many people as possible to complete the survey and would urge anyone who has difficulty, or would like to discuss it further, to get in touch.”

Cllr Ian Swithenbank, cabinet member for local services at Northumberland County Council added:  “While the Stobhill area is relatively well served by buses, we are very keen to know if there are any further needs that we can help with, or barriers that are stopping people from using public transport.  I look forward to seeing the results.”

Surveys can be be returned to Stobhill Community Shop / iLearn or to Jan Chisholm, Community Transport Officer, at County Hall, Morpeth by no later than Tuesday 31st January.