heb logoThe community in Uist and Barra are to take a key role in shaping public bus transport services funded by the Comhairle.  Consultation meetings scheduled to take place during the fortnight commencing 16 March will start the process of ascertaining what the priority for local bus transport services should be for the next 3-5 years.


Over the next few weeks a consultation process to shape the future of local bus transport services in Uist and Barra is taking place.  Using a process known as participatory budgeting, the Comhairle will be putting the community in the driving seat by enabling them to identify and priortise services required for the future.


Alongside community meetings a questionnaire will be sent to every household within Uist and Barra seeking views.


Cllr John Mackay, Chairman of the Transport and Infrastructure Committee, commented, “I am pleased that the process of community engagement has started.  The Comhairle invests a significant amount of resources in public bus transport services and it is extremely important that they meet the needs of the communities involved.  I would urge everyone in Uist and Barra to take an active role in this process.”



Details of the meetings are as follows:

Monday 16 March 2015 19.00 Lochmaddy Hall
Tuesday 17 March 2015 13.00 Uist Youth Council, Lionacleit Education Centre
14.30 Iochdar Hall Front Room
19.00 Balivanich Hall
Wednesday 18 March 2015 14.30 Stoneybridge Hall
19.00 Southend Hall
Monday 23 March 2015 14.30 Barra Learning Centre Castlebay
16.30 Barra Youth Council, Youth Café, Castlebay Hall
19.00 Northbay Hall

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