Transport survey results to be discussed

Councillor Graham Perry with a copy of the questionnaire.
Councillor Graham Perry with a copy of the questionnaire.

The results of a survey about the present and future public transport needs in Pocklington will be presented and discussed at a meeting in the town next week.

Earlier this year a questionnaire was delivered to every household in Pocklington and residents were urged to complete and return the survey form. Just under 500 people filled in and returned the questionnaire to the ‘Pocklington Parish Transport Champion’, town councillor Graham Perry.

The survey is part of a joint effort by the town council and East Riding Council to identify any unmet travel needs in Pocklington.

A meeting will be held at Pocklington Arts Centre on Monday (7 March) at 6.30pm to discuss the outcome of the survey.

He said: “I will be presenting the report that I have prepared as the Pocklington Parish Transport Champion. I will then be using slides to demonstrate the key points and I will be speaking about those key points and taking questions.”

He added: “The next step is East Riding Council is going to bring together every Parish Transport Champions’ commentary from across the East Riding and from that they will conclude basic points of what improvements can be made to the benefit of everyone.

“For instance in Pocklington it is clear from the returns that two of the buses do the majority of the work in Pocklington, the X46 and the 
747.”

Two representatives from East Yorkshire Motor Services and two senior officers from East Riding Council are expected to attend Monday’s meeting.