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Meetings to discuss changes to bus services in Melton

Members of the public are being invited to find out more about changes to bus services in Melton.

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Starting next week, a series of meetings will take place to discuss changes to six bus services in Melton following an in-depth review of current bus usage.  

The first meeting for bus service 113 (Oakham to Melton Mowbray) will take place on Wednesday 6 November at Burton Lazars Village hall from 1:30pm and events for other affected services will take place on:

  • Thursday 7 November at Thrussington Village Hall from 9:45am - for service 128 (Melton Mowbray to Leicester via Frisby-On-the-Wreake)
  • Thursday 7 November at Great Dalby Village Hall from 4:15pm - for service 100, (Melton Mowbray to Leicester via Great Dalby).

In addition, an event to discuss the integration of services' 23, 24, and 25 will be held on Wednesday 13 November at Bottesford VC Hall at 10:30am.

A further event to discuss changes to all six bus services will be held at the Melton Civic Suite on Burton Street on Tuesday 12 November at 10:30am.

The changes are being made following a county wide review, which aims to save the county council around £400,000 from its passenger transport budget.  

We have been working hard to find a solution that offers the best value-for-money, for bus services across Melton. 

It’s important that we review how the services we fund are performing to ensure that they are fit for purpose and reflect demand for travel. 

I urge all affected service users to join us at these meetings, to discuss the changes and raise any questions or issues they have.

Blake Pain, cabinet member for environment and transport

While bus users are being engaged in discussions, all existing contracts have been extended.

For more information visit, www.leicestershire.gov.uk/passenger-transport  or email ptps@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 305 0001. 

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