Whitehill Bordon residents can have their say on three options for a new bus service – thanks to Eco-town funding.
Some of the government’s funding for Eco-town status was awarded to provide a new bus service for the town.
Hampshire County Council is managing the project for the Eco-town team and has carried out work to identify the most suitable routes for a new bus service.
Three options have been proposed and comments are being sought on these.
This is a local service which links Whitehill, Bordon, Lindford and Standford. It does not travel to the outlying villages.
This option provides the most frequent service, with a full route travel time of one hour (in two 30 minute loops).
This would provide around nine services per day and operate in the most densely populated areas of the town.
This is the same as option one with an additional link to Greatham, Blackmoor and Longmoor.
This would connect to other services going south to Petersfield, and will fill the current gap of public transport in this area. However, the time taken to complete each circuit increases to 1.5hours – which would provide around six services per day.
This provides an even wider service, linking the town to the local villages of Headley, Greatham, Oakhanger and Kingsley.
This service operates in three loops, and returns to the town centre after each one.
This would provide a service to the outlying villages, but it increases the time taken to complete all three loops to 3.5hours. This would mean the full three loops could only be completed twice each day.