Bus Services being restored.
Most bus services in Devon will be further restored with effect from Sunday 14th June. This is in response to recent Government announcements and a fresh round of funding direct to bus companies for commercially operated services, plus an anticipated additional grant via local authorites for supported services.
A summary for each bus company is attached. Inevitably, these further changes are at short notice and final timetables are in the process of being posted on-line. The County Council’s web site will in due course be including full timetable details as confirmed with each company. In the meantime a summary is attached.
County Council-supported services are virtually all restored to their full level. A further round of Government funding for local authority support of bus services is anticipated. In addition, the Council is due to receive its share of the previously announced Funding for Supported Services 2020/2021, in respect of which we consulted publicly on a programme of service improvements. In the light of the coronavirus situation, with levels of passenger usage and revenue having fallen by around 95% and likely to recover only gradually, we have applied to Government to take up their option of using the new funding to support existing services through the coming period of financial uncertainty. The intention therefore is to postpone the programme of service improvements until we know the long term funding position from central Government and future stability of the bus network.
Stagecoach are incorporating some changes to their commercially operated services which were part of their service review and public consultation which took place prior to the coronavirus situation. These are mainly within Exeter, plus the Exeter - Okehampton - Bude / Launceston service.
Alongside bus services being restored, the temporary pre-0930 free travel concession for National Bus Pass-holders is being withdrawn. This is to help ensure capacity for workers during peak hours.
The following notice for passengers, issued by the Government, is being displayed on buses and at main bus stops:
Dartmoor National Park Authority
Proposal to Introduce an Annual Parking Pass
The park are asking regular visitors for their views on a proposal to introduce an annual parking pass available for residents and visitors to Dartmoor, for the car parks at Haytor, Postbridge and Meldon Reservior where parking charges apply.
The online survey is available to complete via the Authority's website at https://www.dartmoor.gov.uk/about-us/how-we-work/current-consultations
The public survey runs until 25 October 2019 and is result will be reported to the Authority's members for consideration.
Devon and Cornwall Alert is a free community messaging system run by Devon and Cornwall Police to inform members of the public about crimes and incidents affecting their local area.
Recorded messages are sent by telephone, email or text message to individuals or groups/businesses.
It is a two-way messaging system which helps us to connect with our communities; it tells people what is happening in their area and allows them to respond directly with any information.
The system is designed to allow people who register to choose the type of information they would like to receive concerning crime and anti-social behaviour, witness appeals, crime prevention, community events and local good news.
You can now recycle foil in your black recycling box!
The following items will now be accepted for recycling;
- Foil containers including ready meal trays, quiche & pie cases, take away trays and pet food trays.
- Foil lids including such as those found on some yoghurt and cream tubs and pet food trays. Please rinse off any food residue.
- Kitchen foil, please don’t include any foil that has lots of baked on food or is very greasy.
- Not sure if its foil? Do the scrunch test! Scrunch the pack or foil in your hand. If it stays scrunched it’s foil and can be recycled. If it springs open then its plastic ﬁlm and cannot be recycled.
No thanks - Some things look like foil but are plastic such as crisp packets, drink, baby and pet food pouches, shiny ‘foil’ gift wrap. Please put these in your black bin