WBC Transport ServicesWest Berkshire Council: Statutory Consultation for Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme


You will be aware that the Government launched its new National Bus Strategy (Bus Back Better) in March 2021.  In order to meet the requirements of this new strategy, the Council produced a Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) and has been focussed on setting up an Enhanced Partnership with the bus companies as the means of implementing the sought after improvements set out in the BSIP.  At the time of writing we await our funding allocation from the Department for Transport towards our BSIP.

We are pleased to report that the proposed West Berkshire Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme (EPPS) has successfully progressed through the Bus Operator Objection Stage, receiving no qualifying objections from the bus operators.

The EPPS can be seen here:  West Berkshire Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme [2.05MB]

We are now proceeding to a statutory Consultation Stage, in accordance with our published notice.  To meet the requirements of this stage we have prepared a short survey that you are invited to complete.  The survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/wbbusepps.

Completion of the survey would be very much appreciated, so that we may take account of any suggestions you have to improve the EPPS.

The closing date for the survey is 1700 on Monday 14 February 2022.

We look forward to seeing your survey return.  If you have any questions about this consultation please contact us at transport@westberks.gov.uk.


Parish Council

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0118 983 1748