**To all residents of Little Budworth** – Tarporley Ward Public Transport Survey. We need your input!

Over the next week or so, you will receive a large envelope containing some survey forms and a FREE reply paid return envelope.  The survey is being undertaken by the four Parish Councils that comprise Tarporley Ward and its results will inform the Ward about YOUR preferences related to a Community Bus service.

Paper copies are being distributed to all of the 2,400+ households in the Ward but we recognise that some residents may wish to complete this online – so here is a link for the survey, which is being conducted using ‘Googledocs’

 ­­Tarporley Community Bus Service Survey

Your responses, whether on paper or online will inform the decisions about bus services right across and round our Parishes.  Initially, we propose a range of services that would, initially, run between 07:00 and 19:00 Monday to Friday incorporating the best elements of the existing ‘dial-a-ride’ services and operate as fully timetabled routes providing connections to, from and with Tarporley, the Arriva 84, D&G 82 services and Northern Rail at Delamere station. It is also hoped to include Winsford, Tiverton and other pick up/drop off points.

If you would wish to add anything in terms of the services, their range or frequency of operation – please do so by emailing utkintonpc@gmail.com.

Much will depend on your responses to the survey and the exact routes and timetables will be determined by your needs.

These routes are likely to be chargeable services but only to the extent of recovering costs, where possible we would seek to honour existing concession and bus pass schemes. It should be noted that services such as these would connect the Parishes to the Tarporley Hub and vice versa to offer wider connections.

The survey is supported by CWaC Ward Councillor Eveleigh Moore-Dutton from the ‘Members’ Budget’, and she fully recognises the need for social inclusion and connectivity to ensure that all sectors of our population are able to have access to all the services within and without our Ward.

Please note we are not asking for any personal information that could identify any respondents.  Your responses will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and fall under the UK and Parishes GDPR commitments.

It would be appreciated if you could provide some idea of your location, at the very least we would like to have a street and postcode to enable us to position survey respondents in terms of the Ward. PLEASE RESPOND BY MONDAY 30th MARCH 2020