So far, more than 100 people have already filled in the questionnaire, put together by a Tamworth Borough committee, and committee Chairman Cllr Tina Clements is urging people to have their say.
The Aspire & Prosper Scrutiny Committee launched the questionnaire last month and the emphasis is on the bus service between the railway station, town centre and other areas of the borough. Previously the committee have discussed public transport in Tamworth and it wanted to get people’s views on public transport, to help shape its future work.
Cllr Clements is hoping this piece of work will help the committee gain a better understanding of how people use public transport and what improvements residents would like to see, so the committee can ask travel companies to look at the services they currently provide.
The short questionnaire is available by clicking here.
Cllr Tina Clements, Chairman of the Aspire and Prosper Scrutiny Committee, said, “We have had a really good response to this survey to date, which will give the committee an important insight into the views of Tamworth residents when it comes to public transport.
“Public transport is incredibly important for people to access employment opportunities, therefore it is important we are looking at ways to improve it and urging bus and rail companies to review the services they offer to ensure it is right for people living in Tamworth.”
Earlier this year, Cllr Andrew James presented a report on public transport, which focused on the number of bus services operating in and around Tamworth, and looking at how many went via the railway station. The committee heard that there are between 2.2 million and 2.6 million train journeys to and from Tamworth Railway Station every year – and improving bus services to the station could help residents’ access better employment opportunities.
The committee is made up of councillors from different political parties and puts issues affecting Tamworth under the spotlight. The new sub-group which has drawn up the bus survey is made up of Cllr Andrew James, Cllr Pat Standen and scrutiny committee vice-chair, Cllr Joy Goodall