Balsham Bus Campaign 2020
It is recognised that Balsham suffers from public transport poverty. The Parish Council in October 2019 started a survey to find out if villagers use the bus service, how they use and if a better service was operating, would they use it.
270 villagers returned the survey with 300 signatures signing the petition.
This data was collated and presented to Lucy Frazer MP on the 6th March. This was then feed into the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA). Shortly after Covid-19 struck.
The CPCA’s Bus Reform Taskforce group had to rethink the previously planned reforms. The Combined Authority are having to spend significant amounts of money to keep current services running. Consequently, it was decided the way forward with rural areas is likely to be a demand-responsive transport with trials to take place within the county.
It was suggested the Parish Council put forward a proposal outlining the issues around the lack of bus services. This was compiled and forwarded to Lucy Frazer on the 29th October 2020.
View the Balsham bus proposal here.
View the correspondence surrounding the 2019/20 campaign here.