Have your say on Highland Council transport services

The Highland Council is seeking public opinion on the future provision of school, public and dial-a-bus transport services across the region.

A series of consultation meetings will be held across the Highlands to discuss with communities their required needs and views on future Council transport services. Information gathered by the Council will be used to ensure that transport services purchased can best meet local needs within the budget available.

Everyone is welcome to attend the public consultation meetings, including individuals, representatives from community groups and Community Councils, public and community transport providers, and businesses.

The meetings are being held throughout October and November as follows:
• 26 October 2 – 4pm: Broadford Hotel, Torrin Road, Broadford
• 26 October 7 – 9pm: Council Chamber, Tigh na Sgire, Park Lane, Portree
• 28 October 6:30 – 8:30pm: Nairn Community & Arts Centre, King Street, Nairn
• 29 October 2:30 – 4:30pm, and 6:30 – 8:30pm: Aviemore Leisure and Community Centre, Muirton, Aviemore
• 3 November 1:30 – 3:30pm: Council Chamber, Lochaber House, High Street, Fort William
• 3 November 6:30 – 8:30pm: Ardnamurchan High School, Strontian
• 4 November 7 – 9pm: Kinmylies Church Hall, Kinmylies Way, Inverness
• 10 November 7 – 9pm: The Craigmonie Centre, Glen Urquhart High School, Drumnadrochit
• 12 November 6 – 8pm: Leanaig Centre, Ben Wyvis Primary School, Conon Bridge
• 16 November 6:30 – 8:30pm: Poolewe Village Hall, Poolewe
• 23 November 6:30 – 8:30pm: Findon Hall, Culbokie
• 24 November 7 – 9pm: Town Hall Chamber, Bridge Street, Wick
• 25 November 6pm – 8pm: Mercat Centre, Munro Crescent, Milton, East Ross

The public meetings will be complemented with a survey, which will be available online via a link at www.highland.gov.uk/transport-programme from Monday 26 October 2015 to Friday 11 December 2015. It will also be available in Service Points and libraries. The survey will cover the same topics as the public meetings and aims to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to share their views on bus services in their area.

There is a parallel series of briefing sessions for transport providers both current and prospective and from commercial and community sectors being run by the Council – further info at www.highland.gov.uk/transportproviders

For further information or any queries about the public consultation meetings please contact: Stephen.Graham@highland.gov.uk

12 Oct 2015
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