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24 March 2015

Residents who live in the Hope Farm and Whitby areas of Ellesmere Port are being asked to take part in a Council survey to give their views on whether they would use a Sunday bus service, where they travel to on that day and what mode of transport they use.

Council Officers have been attending Neighbourhood Action Groups, informing the meetings about the survey. To take part please complete the online survey at  and the closing date for comments is May 17.

Alternatively contact the Public Transport Team on 01244 976116 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday who will be happy to help you take part in the survey.

Whitby Councillor Bob Crompton said: “We are asking residents about their modes of transport on a Sunday, where they travel to and whether they would use a supported local bus service on that day.

“We need as much information as we can gather to help shape options for a formal consultation which will take place at a later date.

“So please take part because your views are extremely important.”

Although commercial bus services operate in these areas Monday to Saturday, there has been no interest shown in providing a Sunday service. Therefore any service would require the Council to provide some financial support.

Sutton Councillor Paul Donovan said: “In November a petition containing more than 180 signatures was presented to Council, requesting the Sunday service.

“A Sunday service is needed to connect with other bus and rail services, just like the commercial bus service does during the week.

“I would ask that people in Hope Farm and Whitby take part in the survey and make their views known.”