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.

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 Gordon House, Inverurie Wednesday, 22nd May 2019
Fraserburgh Dalrymple Hall, Fraserburgh Wednesday, 24th April 2019
Kincardine and Mearns Viewmount, Stonehaven Thursday, 25th April 2019
Marr Victory Hall, Aboyne Wednesday, 5th June 2019
Buchan Mintlaw Academy Thursday, 16th May 2019
Formartine Meldrum Academy Thursday, 6th June 2019
Banff and Macduff Town Hall, Macduff Thursday, 30th May 2019

The previous meeting minutes are available to view:

 

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