Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils are considering a proposal to merge, creating a new District Council covering the whole of South Warwickshire (the areas currently covered by Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils).
The public consultation on the plans to create a South Warwickshire Council starts this week on Monday 6 September and runs until Sunday 24 October.
The consultation document and online questionnaire can be viewed and completed at: www.southwarwickshire.org.uk
UBUS is a community transport service that operates on a dial-a-ride basis. From Monday 26 October, the UBUS will offer a much improved service.
Who can use the service?
The service is for residents of Stratford-on-Avon district, who cannot access public transport because of mobility issues or live in an area with limited or no public transport.
Where will it operate?
Across all towns and parishes in Stratford-on-Avon District, travelling to Leamington Spa from some locations. There are five operating zones (see UBUS leaflet) and passengers can travel to Stratford-upon-Avon or Leamington depending on their zone.
When will it operate?
Monday to Friday 9:30am until 7:00pm, except between 2:30pm and 4:30pm on school days.
How do I book?
Contact the booking centre on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01789 264491 between 8:30am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday to register and book your journey.
There is no registration fee and when you register we will send you further details of the service and your membership number.
You can book your journey up to a maximum of a week ahead and a minimum of a day before travel. The UBUS booking centre will confirm your journey details on the day of booking.
How much is it?
Fares on the service are £4 single and £6 return.
Warwickshire County Council Concessionary bus passes are now valid for travel on the service.
For further details, please see the latest UBUS leaflet.
WRCC Back & 4th provides accessible community transport for residents of Stratford-on-Avon District and South Warwickshire.
The service offers affordable transport for community and voluntary groups and school transport services for Warwickshire County Council. The 15- and 16-seater minibuses are fully wheelchair accessible and can be hired by community and voluntary organisations. Volunteer drivers take groups on outings including shopping trips, lunches and cultural visits.
For further information, please call 01789 471595.
VASA's volunteer community transport offers journeys to both medical and social destinations for anyone with a genuine need for transport. The service is for residents of the district but can take people to medical appointments outside the district. VASA need at least three days' notice to arrange a journey.
There is a £3 administration fee and passengers pay 45p per mile. For more information or to book a journey, please call 01789 262889 between 09:30 and 13:00 Monday to Friday.