Please advise any details of surveys or research that have been carried out on the need and availability of bus services to the rural areas of both North Devon and Torridge districts. Ideally this would include population details for individual villages and towns excluding the main hubs and any impact assessments on accessibility for work, education and access to hospital.
Regarding ‘need,’ we have interpreted your question concerning ‘surveys or research’ to refer to the distribution of questionnaires or other direct contact with individuals or households, or other similar methods. We can confirm that no such work has been carried out directly by the County Council within the recent past. We therefore hold no information.
Regarding ‘availability,’ the County Council has comprehensive information. This is available online at:Travel Devon
We also maintain an analysis of service availability by parish. This table is available via the link below:
The most recent Impact Assessment relating to the County Council’s support for local bus services is available via the link below: