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Tugby & Keythorpe Parish Council

Serving the people of Tugby & Keythorpe

Clerk: Caroline Newton
Westmains House, Uppingham
Road, Tugby, Leicester LE7 9XH

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747 CentreBus Survey

This extract is taken from the Uppingham Town Council website.

In late 2016 the 747 Centrebus service running between Uppingham and Leicester six days a week had to be subsidised after the operator gave notice it was no longer commercially viable.

Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council stepped in to provide financial assistance until January 2018 but at the same time asked the communities it serves to support the route more. Part of getting an awareness campaign running it was important to understand fully who uses the service and why keeping it may be so vital. More »

We would ask you take 5-10 minutes to let us know your thoughts and those of your friends and family that use it. Please click the link above to let us know your thoughts:

The information we are collecting as part of these surveys is important to help members of the council make some decisions on behalf of the community they represent. In submitting your comments and names/post codes council will not use these for any other purposes, nor will it sell this information to any third parties. After these matters have been considered in the timescales outlined above, the consultation views will be removed from this page. Copies will be available as council archive - requests for copies can be made to The Town Clerk.

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Tue, 30 May 2017 15:03 by Caroline Newton

Update on 747 (A47) bus route

Please note that Leicestershire County Council has decided to fund this service for another year (until January 2018).

Meetings are taking place with all effected parishes to see how best this service can be continued from this date.

Fri, 12 May 2017 12:33 by Caroline Newton

Centrebus route 747 serving A47

It has come to our attention that the 747 bus service from Leicester to Uppingham via Billesdon and Belton is now under threat of withdrawal. The Parish Council is well aware of how important this service is to residents of all the places it serves and will be making overtures to have this decision reversed. Residents should also make their feelings known directly to the bus company.

Please keep watching the local press for updates on the situation.

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:02 by Caroline Newton

On 21st December, 2016, the Parish Council received an email from Lee Quincey, LCC stating the following:

Following confirmation of Centrebus's intention to withdraw the Leicester to Uppingham 747 bus service from 8th January 2017, both Leicestershire and Rutland County Council have been actively exploring options on how best to cater for local residents' essential needs.

Whilst clearly both Council's cannot be the long term provider of last resort subsidy in situations like this; having considered the options, the provision of emergency one off funding to maintain this route is believed to be the most sensible approach at this time. This will provide time for both authorities to fully consider the wider alternatives and in Leicestershire's case for it to be considered as part of its countywide accessibility policy review of rural bus services in 2017/18.

A joint Leicestershire and Rutland County Council one off emergency intervention payment to Centrebus is therefore proposed, which would keep the 747 running to its current level of service until January 2018.

We will, with our support, be looking for local communities and parishes served by the 747 to take the lead on working in partnership with Centrebus to secure the future commercial viability of the service when this one off funding contribution comes to an end.

At the current time there is no intention for either authority to fund this service beyond January 8th 2018.

We will write to parishes again soon with a suggested approach on how we can support and facilitate them working with Centrebus going forward.