Tuesday, 6 September 2016

BaNES is consulting on ending its subsidy of 267 evening services and that could mean the end of 267 evening services between Bath and Frome.
If you are one of those that some times uses those evening services and you want to try and keep it, then you need to apply pressure on Bath businesses to write to BaNES asking them to maintain their subsidy of the 267.
Below is a note that might form the basis of a letter/email for you to send to any Bath businesses (pubs, bars, restaurants, clubs, theatres and cinemas) that you go to in the hope those businesses will ask BaNEs to keep the 267 evening services.
I am an occasional patron of yours on my evening nights out in Bath. I would very much like to continue to be able to be a patron of your business.
BaNES is faced with tough decisions going into its 2017/18 budgeting process and is looking to make cuts.
One of those possible cuts is a relatively modest £18,000 grant that maintains the evening services of the 267 bus service to Bath from Frome and villages.
Every evening this 267 bus service brings a lot of spending power into Bath. It allows people from Frome and neighbouring villages to have a night out in Bath without the problems of drinking and driving.
It has been estimated that each passenger typically spends around £30 per head during a night in Bath.
On the basis of 10,000 bus passengers over the year that would add up to £300,000. A pretty good ROI on an £18,000 investment. Plus all the social benefits this bus service delivers.
We therefore would urge you to take part in BaNES’ consultation process over this £18,000 subsidy for the 267.
If you agree with me this subsidy should be maintained because of the revenue it delivers to Bath businesses, educational establishments etc, then please send your views to: public_transport@bathnes.gov.uk putting into your email header: 267 Bus Service between Frome and Bath.
Many thanks

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