The Parish Council has been notified of a consultation for the proposed redevelopment of the bus station at Telford Shopping Centre.
There will be a public exhibition of the plans at the shopping centre at the following times:
Thursday 3 March: 12pm – 8pm
Friday 4 March: 8am – 5.30pm
Saturday 5 March: 10am – 4pm
The exhibition will be held in unit 222 on Wrekin Square, adjacent to the current entrance to the bus station from the centre. The plans will also be made available online at:
A copy of the consultation letter can be found on our website at:
The Borough Council has published a copy of the revised bus subsidy policy that was approved by Cabinet in July and which received cross party support following the involvement and subsequent endorsement by the relevant Scrutiny Committee members. The Borough will be using this revised criteria when they tender in the Autumn for the bus routes which the council currently provide funding for as they are deemed not to be commercially viable for operation by local bus operators.
Bus Subsidy Policy
The Borough Council has provided an overview of the changes being made by Arriva to the bus service they operate in our Borough. Borough Officers have now been able to digest all the information that Arriva have made available to them and they have provided notes and a summary which can be viewed here. I hope this information will be of assistance to you as the changes are quite complex.
The Borough Council will continue to lobby Arriva regarding these changes however they have no powers to insist on any changes, all of which are legal and not in breach of any of the Transport Acts. Arriva have the powers to operate commercially without any need to undertake an impact assessment of these planned changes unlike Public Sector bodies such as the Borough.
Arriva’s contact details can be found in the note should you wish to comment on these changes.