The draft copy of the minutes of the 2022 AGM can be downloaded here (link)
High Street re-opened
Brentwood High Street has now re-opened after being closed for emergency works by Thames Water and buses are again stopping at the High Street bus stops.
Coronavirus: actions being taken by bus and train companies.
There is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering.
The government suggests that people continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where they may come into contact with other people they do not normally meet.
Essex County Council Enhanced Partnership Consultation
In March 2021 the Department for Transport published the National Bus Strategy, Bus Back Better. The National Bus Strategy says Local Transport Authorities (LTAs) should produce a Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) which sets out how LTAs, working closely with their local bus operators and local communities will set out a vision for delivering the step-change in bus services that is required by the National Strategy.
In simple terms the BSIP sets out how Essex County Council (ECC) will increase the number of people travelling by bus and how they will make buses more attractive than the car for more people.
In June 2021 ECC agreed that the BSIP would be delivered through Enhanced Partnerships. This is a legal partnership between ECC and local bus operators that sets out how they will work together to deliver BSIP outcomes in the defined geographical area.
Your feedback in this consultation will provide Essex County Council with valuable information in ensuring ECC's Enhanced Partnership reflects what the different issues are and what different people need and want to see change.
To access the consultation click on the following link https://consultations.essex.gov.uk/iptu/enhanced-partnership