Consultation on community transport in Lancashire

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Purpose Like many councils across the country, Lancashire County Council continues to face an unprecedented financial challenge due to continued funding cuts by Government, rising costs and rising demand for the services we provide.

We are committed to providing the best services we can to the people of Lancashire, particularly to the most vulnerable in our communities. However, the council's financial position remains extremely challenging, with a forecasted funding gap of 144m in 2021/22. Because of this, we still need to make some difficult decisions in order to make further savings.

Community transport in Lancashire is provided for eligible people who are not able to use mainstream public transport. Community transport includes Dial-a-Ride, group transport, community car schemes, day trips and volunteering opportunities.

On 18 January 2018 the county council's Cabinet agreed to consult on proposals to reduce funding by a third for community transport in Lancashire. This may mean loss, reduction and/or changes to these services including fare increases.

We would like to hear your views on this proposal.
Subject Public transport
Commissioned by Public and Integrated Transport
Geographic area All of Lancashire
Method Questionnaire - online
Questionnaire - postal
Consultation with Community or voluntary group
General public
Service users
Special interest group
Date 16/04/2018 - 24/06/2018
Undertaken by Business Intelligence

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