Top level meeting on future of bus services across Gosport area

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A SUMMIT meeting was called to discuss the future of under-threat bus routes in Gosport.

Town MP Caroline Dinenage was joined by borough councillors and bosses from First Bus following an announcement in January that the firm will be making significant changes to services across the Gosport, Lee-on-the-Solent, and Hill Head.

During the meeting a number of options were discussed, with the hope of finding solutions to existing weaknesses in routes.

Ms Dinenage said: ‘This is a situation which must be resolved urgently.

‘Too many people have been affected by route changes, including students.

‘The meeting was a good opportunity for transport bosses from Hampshire County Council and First to sit down with local representatives to discuss possible solutions.

‘I’m grateful that there’s a desire on all sides to work together and hopeful that we’ve taken another step forwards towards securing improved bus provision for residents across the Gosport peninsula.’

Councillor Sean Woodward, the executive member for transport at the county council, and councillors Graham Burgess and Alan Scard from the borough council were also at the meeting.