Bracknell bus routes set for axe amid council cuts

Buses services in a Berkshire town are set to be axed or reduced as part of council budget cuts.

Bracknell Council subsidises a number of routes which bus operators deem not commercially viable.

But with cuts in public spending the authority said it needs to withdraw five routes and halve three further services.

It is asking residents for their views and to give comments about a further seven services currently under review.

The routes under threat include the Monday to Saturday 151 Bracknell to Wokingham and the early evening 153/154 Bracknell to Binfield.

The authority added: "[The council] is keen to understand how, and why, people use the buses in Bracknell Forest and what the implications would be if a service was reduced or withdrawn.

"This will inform the decision-making process, taking into account views and opinions."

People can fill out a questionnaire online or pick up a paper version from council offices, libraries or leisure centres.

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