First UK Bus will be consulting with Saddleworth bus users, during October, about the quality and value of bus routes and services serving Saddleworth. They are giving people living and working in the Saddleworth and Lees areas the opportunity to shape their future bus services as part of a wide ranging consultation exercise.
Duncan McGraw, First UK Bus PR Manager said, “We are consulting with bus passengers locally during October to seek their views on what they want from our bus services. Passengers who use services 81A, 180, 184, 350, 353 and 354 in the area in particular are invited to participate”.
Three drop in sessions will take place: Lees Library from 1200 to 1600 on Tuesday 8 October, Uppermill by the Commercial Hotel from 1030 to 1530 on Saturday 12 October and at Delph Methodist Church Hall on Tuesday 15 October from 1600-2000.
Passengers who cannot attend a meeting can fill in an on line service form on www.firstgroup.com/manchester (from 8 October) or can pick up questionnaires from local post offices and libraries (from 8 October). Consultation ends on 25 October.
Mr. McGraw said, “We are determined to grow the number of people using buses in the area and will consider what network changes can be introduced following the consultation meetings. We have come up with a number of ways for the local community to get their views across to us, either face to face, online or in writing. We now need local people to take a small amount of time out of their daily routine to respond to us.
“Please spread the word around the local communities and if I can be of further help on this matter please do not hesitate to get in touch with me via the website.”