Public get another chance to comment on Park and Ride East

The taxpayers of B&NES get to have their say on Park and Ride proposals for the east of the city – and to comment on transport solutions generally for that area – at a special ‘open scrutiny day’ to be held in March.

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A Park and Ride bus in Bath.

It’s being organised by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Communities, Transport and Environment Policy Development & Scrutiny Panel on March 22nd in the Banqueting Room, The Guildhall, Bath from 10:00am – 4:30pm.

This will be an opportunity for the public alongside key partners, and professionals to consider existing information and work collaboratively in identifying alternative wider integrated transport solutions for the east of Bath area.

The day will focus on:-

1. Understanding the implications of the Bath Transport Strategy with regard to transport from the East of Bath
2. Having a clear understanding of the current transport strategy and analysis undertaken on Baths Park & Rides.
3. Listening to best practice examples and consider the advantages and disadvantages of different options
4. Collectively developing a range of integrated transport options, prior to a report being presented to Cabinet for consideration

The day will not be reviewing only whether we should be having a Park & Ride to the East of Bath but also wider integrated transport solutions for this area.

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The open scrutiny day is being held at Bath’s Guildhall.

Cllr John Bull (Labour, Paulton), Chair of the Panel, said, the purpose of the day, will be to work collaboratively to develop alternative integrated transport solutions. Cllr Bull said: “As well as interesting guest speakers, there will be an opportunity to understand what work has already been achieved both within Bath and North East Somerset and around the country. We will also be holding workshops during the afternoon session where people can share their views on what they consider integrated transport is and to work together to prioritise a range of possible options and models for the East of Bath and we look forward to working closely with the community on developing these ideas.”

Members of the public, also have the opportunity to submit any statements in advance of the Scrutiny day (with written submissions at least 5 days before the event to try to avoid duplication and to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to engage) These statements will be supplied as part of the briefing pack / papers on the Scrutiny Inquiry Day.

For more information about the agenda and day itself, people can contact the Policy Development and Scrutiny Team on 01225 396053 or email scrutiny@bathnes.gov.uk.

Written submissions can also be made by post to:

Policy Development & Scrutiny
Strategy & Performance
The Guildhall
High Street
Bath
BA1 5AW