Thursday, 28 May 2009
Monday, 25 May 2009
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Monday, 18 May 2009
The partnership are currently considering all the responses and from 5th June you will be able to view a summary of responses and other information on their website www.westofengland.org/waste There will then be a further chance to have your say until 17th July.
Friday, 15 May 2009
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
However, there is still the holding objection to the application by the Highways Agency which needs to be resolved before the application could be reported to Committee. There is no indication at this stage of the timescale for the Highways Agency to lift their holding objection.
You can read the letter on the South Glos website.
Monday, 11 May 2009
Thursday, 7 May 2009
The new timetables are available from the South Glos Council website's Bus Timetables page.
Look down the page, and you will see that each bus that has changed has two timetables - look for the ones labelled "10 May 2009 - until further notice"
Quick links for our most popular local buses:
327 & 329 Yate - Winterbourne - Bristol
342 Chipping Sodbury – Yate - Bristol
482 & 483 Chipping Sodbury - Cribbs Causeway
581 Hanham - Chipping Sodbury via Bristol Parkway
N50 Bristol City Centre – Chipping Sodbury night bus
X27 Yate - North Yate - Winterbourne - Bristol
X42 Chipping Sodbury – Yate - Bristol
IF you're interested in reading more about Steve Webb's debate in parliament earlier in the week, you can read Steve Webb's speech and the minister's reply in the Hansard report here. Be warned, it's word-for-word so there are a few pages of it. Watch out for the mention of our sister blog, "Focus on Sodbury, Yate and Dodington".
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
"The way public transport is run in our area is a disgrace. We have one dominant company that provides an expensive service and cherry picks the best routes. They are happy to work with councils on the high-profile 'showcase' routes, but pick and choose the rest. Public transport used to be about public service but these days it is purely about private profit. The Government could have got tough with the bus companies through its recent Local Transport Act but instead just tweaked the rules. The new Act did nothing to stop First scrapping the X27 with little notice, and now local taxpayers are having to pay to keep the service running".
The debate raised some interesting points.
First Bus says they're not allowed to subsidise less economic routes from their profitable ones - but the Government doesn't agree. Transport Minister Paul Clark said he didn't know any legal reason why this should be so.
The Minister also said that Councils should get powers to force companies to run routes and to cap fares by the end of the year - if of course South Glos are willing to take up the challenge.
More detail on Steve Webb's blog.
Steve Webb will be talking about this on Radio Bristol at 7.30 am tomorrow morning (Wednesday 6 May)
There will be two events in Yate Shopping Centre where you can have your say:
- Meet and Greet - 10am-2pm on Saturday 16 May - a chance to meet the people involved in this consultation and share your views on 'The Big Picture' For Health and Wellbeing in South Gloucestershire
- Family Week Event 10am-4pm on Tuesday 26 May - another chance to share your views as part of an event to celebrate Family Week
For more information, including events being held elsewhere, see the consultation website.