Consultations & Supported Services

Consultations & Supported Services

When making a change to a subsidised service (one which Essex County Council supports the Transport Provider to run), we first like to understand the impact for people using the service, as well as ensuring we meet our criteria set out in the Bus Strategy "Getting Around in Essex".

You can see details here of the Getting Around in Essex Strategy.

You can see a full list of supported bus services (below in the document section).

Outcome of Consultations

Bus Network Consultation 2023

A decision has been made on the outcome of the recent local bus consultation carried out between 13 July – 05 October 2023. You can read about the decision. Please click on the tab marked ‘Reports and Equality Impact Assessment’.  The covering document is the final one ending ‘CMA’ and the detail for each service is set out in the second, third and fourth documents ‘App A1, App A2 and App A3’.

Ongoing consultations

There are currently no active consultations.

Closed consultations

  • Bus Network Consultation 2023 - Essex County Council (ECC) has reviewed its support for 162 local bus services. This consultation closed on 5 October 2023. You can find further information about the review outcome in the documents section of this page.

  • Consultation on Local Bus Services in Uttlesford - This consultation asked for views on how the local bus network could be improved. It has now closed and you can find the information of the review outcome in the documents section of this page.


Bus Consultation Report 2023 - 2024 (PDF)

Outcome of Uttlesford Network Review (PDF)

Supported bus services in Essex - January 2024 (PDF)

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