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KCC bus funding reduction consultation

Kent County Council (KCC) is currently consulting on proposals to make savings by reducing the money they spend on providing some bus services that private bus companies cannot afford to run, and which are no longer cost effective. They are carrying out this consultation to listen to your feedback.

This consultation closes at midnight on 20 April. Visit www.kent.gov.uk/bussavings to find out more and participate in the consultation.

The proposals affecting Boughton Monchelsea and surrounding area are as follows :

Number 5 Arriva bus, Maidstone to Sandhurst. Proposed withdrawal of Monday to Saturday evening service between Maidstone and Sandhurst. The 18:44 from Sandhurst and all later journeys would be cancelled. Day time services are not covered by this contract and would remain. Estimated cost saving is £59,601

Number 59 Nu-Venture bus, Grafty Green, Ulcombe, Kingswood, Chart Sutton to Maidstone. Proposed withdrawal of the whole service which operates Monday to Saturday between Grafty Green and Park Wood (for connections to Maidstone). Service 89 school journeys from the same area are not covered by this contract and would remain. Estimated cost saving is £126,000