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Consultation opens on proposed savings for the Supported Bus Services

Kent County Council is currently consulting on proposals to make savings by reducing the money spent on providing some bus services that private bus companies cannot afford to run, and which are no longer cost effective.

They are carrying out this consultation to listen to your feedback.

Unfortunately both the 13 and 59 services are currently set to be axed.

It is really important that everyone responds to the consultation which closes at midnight on 20 April.

KCC’s budget for the 2022/23 financial year was agreed on Thursday 10th February and included a reduction to the Supported Bus budget to £4.3m representing a decrease of £2.2 million.

KCC currently spends about £6 million a year to contract services which are not profitable for bus companies but which the council thinks are important to the communities they serve.

The proposed changes mean 48 contracts have been selected for possible withdrawal from the budget.

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