Devon County Council is consulting on proposals to cut £1.7 million from its annual public transport budget over the next two financial years. Councillors agreed this month to review its expenditure on council-funded bus services that require council funding to operate.
People across the county are now being asked for their views on the proposed reductions to services which are being put forward. It’s the first time in four years that the authority has proposed cutting bus services to meet a reduced budget, but the reductions are needed as part of the County’s efforts to save £110 million by 2017 – £50 million in the coming financial year – due to its reduced settlement from central Government. That is despite the local authority having already saved £100 million over the past four years.