Issue details

OD-17-15 Town Centre Shuttle Bus Service


 A free to use shuttle bus service (Service 38) currently operates with a 20 minute frequency between IBC and SCC’s offices on Russell Road and the town centre between 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday.  SCC have recently announced that they are withdrawing their funding for this service. As it stands the service will cease on Friday 28th July 2017.


 The Borough Council is concerned that the impact of this decision will have a detrimental effect on town centre trade at lunchtimes given the high numbers of staff of both councils who are believed to use the shuttle bus at this time to go to town to shop (etc). In addition, the withdrawal of the service will impact on flows to and from work, businesses and school throughout much of the rest of the day.


The Borough Council intends to subsidise a replacement service operating from 11.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday on a trial basis to operate from Monday 31st July 2017 to Friday 30th March 2018.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Alexandra; Gipping;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/07/2017

Decision due: 25 Jul 2017 by Officer Decision

Consultation process

The Leader of the Council and the Portfolio Holder for Environment & Transport have been consulted on this prior to a decision being made.