Area Bus Forums

Area Bus Forums were established in spring 2000 in each of Aberdeenshire Council's 6 administrative areas (details below), to act as the principal focus for consultation on public transport matters. Find out more:

Objectives

The principal objectives of the Forums are to:

  • discuss and review supported and commercial local bus services
  • provide community and bus operator awareness of public transport needs and developments
  • allow informed public scrutiny of existing and proposed service provision
  • deal with requests for public transport infrastructure (bus stops, shelters etc)
  • consult on public transport policies and proposals

The 6 Forums are held at accessible venues on weekday evenings, approximately every 6 months, and are grouped over a period of 4 to 6 weeks to allow decisions to be made on an equitable basis across Aberdeenshire.

Attendance

The Forums are open for attendance by:

  • all local Community Councils
  • local business representatives
  • youth groups
  • senior citizen groups
  • disabled interest groups
  • Councillors
  • Community Transport providers
  • operators of commercial and supported bus services
  • bus users
  • any other individuals or groups expressing an interest in public transport

For those who are unable to access public or private transport, Aberdeenshire Council can arrange transport to and from the meetings. Please contact Local Bus Services on 01467 538138 at least 4 working days prior to the Forum to arrange this.

Venues and dates

We will confirm the date and exact locations of meetings 1 or 2 months before each forum.

Area Location Date and time
Garioch Village Hall, Kemnay Thursday 5th December, 2019, 19:30 to 21;30
Fraserburgh Dalrymple Hall, Fraserburgh Tuesday, 21st November 2019, 19:30 to 21:00
Kincardine and Mearns Mackie Academy, Stonehaven Thursday, 31st October 2019, 19:30 to 21:30
Marr Stewart's Hall, Huntly Tuesday, 12th November 2019, 19:30 to 21:00
Buchan Mintlaw Academy, Peterhead Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 19:30 to 21:00
Formartine Ellon Community Campus Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 19:30 to 21:30
Banff and Macduff Buchan Hall, Macduff Thursday, 14th November 2019, 19:30 to 21:00

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