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Wiltshire Council is asking people in the Devizes area to take a survey and share their views on public transport and help to shape the future of local bus services in the town.

The council is currently looking at what bus services in the town and its surrounding area may look like in the future, and the feedback from this survey will be used to inform any changes to how public transport might be delivered in the area.

The survey asks people to let the council know what they think about the current bus services in the Devizes area, where it could improve and where it doesn’t provide what is needed. The council is keen to hear from non-bus users, as well as those who currently use them in the town.

Any changes to the bus services in Devizes will be delivered with Section 106 funding, which is money given to the council by housing developers to make improvements to local infrastructure, and the council’s own public transport budget.

Cllr Dr Mark McClelland, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people in Devizes and the surrounding area to have their say on bus services in the town and how they can best meet current and future bus use”

“The feedback we receive through this survey will inform us of what people want from public transport in the area and ultimately encourage more bus usage”.

“In our business plan we set out our commitment to have vibrant, well-connected communities and encourage greater use of public transport, and an improved bus network in Devizes would do just that.”

To take the survey, people should go to Devizes Survey.  The survey will be open until 15th January.

Paper copies are available from Devizes Library and Devizes Leisure Centre.

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