Like many councils across the country, Lancashire County Council continues to face an unprecedented financial challenge due to continued funding cuts by Government, rising costs and rising demand for the services we provide.
They are committed to providing the best services they can to the people of Lancashire, particularly to the most vulnerable in our communities. However, the council's financial position remains extremely challenging, with a forecasted funding gap of £144m in 2021/22. Because of this, they still need to make some difficult decisions in order to make further savings.
Community transport in Lancashire is provided for eligible people who are not able to use mainstream public transport. Community transport includes Dial-a-Ride, group transport, community car schemes, day trips and volunteering opportunities.
On 18 January 2018 the county council's Cabinet agreed to consult on proposals to reduce funding by a third for community transport in Lancashire. This may mean loss, reduction and/or changes to these services including fare increases.
They would like to hear your views on this proposal.
You can give them your views be completing the online questionnaire at www.lancashire.gov.uk/haveyoursay.
If you have problems opening the above link please cut and paste the following link into the address bar at the top of your web browser:http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/consultation/responses/response.asp?ID=346.
The eight week consultation runs from Monday 16 April to Sunday 10 June 2018.
Thank you for your time.