Big Conversation – there’s still time to have your say ending on the 8th August

Published: 25 September 2018

Updated 25/09/2018

Thank you again to those that attended the Public and/or Parish Seminar meetings throughout June and July which was part of our Big Conversation Programme. The feedback from these meetings were valuable and together with all of the public consultation responses, they have been collated. The full consultation report will be published in October 2018.

Attached a briefing note with regards to the Big Conversation Programme. This provides an update on the programme to date and explains how you can express an interest in the Bus Summit that is scheduled to take place on the 30 October 2018. This will commence at 18:00 at the Council’s Chamber, Sessions House


Big Conversation – there’s still time to have your say  (See above)

Parish Councils and residents are reminded there is still time to have their say in the Big Conversation Consultation on what the future of rural transport in Kent could look like.

Over a six week period starting from the 19th June, public meetings have been held around the county to hear people’s views on rural transport in their area and how it might be maintained or improved in the future. With the consultation ending on the 8th August, KCC is encouraging those who have yet to complete the questionnaire to do so. The Questionnaire is available online or hard copies are available at Kent Libraries or on request from

The consultation proposes three ideas for schemes that could be implemented as Pilots throughout the county in 2019. It is important that we hear your views so we can deliver the right service for the local needs. The three ideas are:

· Idea 1 - Creating feeder services linking communities to mainline bus or train services

· Idea 2 - Bookable and flexible bus service that plan shared journeys based on online and phone bookings

· Idea 3 – Taxi-buses that would run to a timetable and specific route

Following the consultation, KCC will be hosting a Bus Summit in October 2018 which will provide an opportunity to announce the pilot schemes to be implemented for early 2019. Further details will be provided in due course.

For more information and to take part, please visit at