A series of public meetings will take place this week to provide an opportunity to discuss the next public bus contract and review the priorities identified as part of the Participatory Budgeting process used when the current contracts were introduced. Weather and ferries permitting, there will be five meetings as detailed below:
18/12 Southend Hall - 4:00pm – 5:30pm
18/12 Castlebay Hall - 7:30pm – 9:00pm
19/12 Iochdar Hall - 2.00pm – 4:00pm
19/12 Balivanich Hall - 5:00pm – 6:30pm
19/12 Lochmaddy Hall - 7:30pm – 9:00pm
David Macleod, Head of Municipal Services, said: “The main purpose of these meetings will be to provide an opportunity to give feedback on the current services and to review the service priorities identified previously. As there was a significant amount of work carried out as part of the Participatory Budgeting process before the current contract was put in place it is likely that the main priorities have not changed significantly. However, it is always important to provide an opportunity for feedback on the existing service before proceeding with a new contract. This contract will be will be operator designed.
In addition to Community Councils, we would welcome any specific groups or individual users who would be interested in attending to inform the discussion.”