Bus watch

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4193
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

A constituent has raised concerns with me about bus watch being cancelled due to the cuts to Safer Transport Teams.  Can you clarify this issue?

Answer

Answer for Bus watch

Answer for Bus watch

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Bus Watch is an engagement between the Richmond's MPS Safer Transport Team (STT) and the local neighbourhood watch, which includes a monthly meeting and a newsletter.  The scheme allows residents living near bus stops to pass on information about their experiences of the transport network, which gives the STT insights beyond what can be found in official police reports.  I have been assured by Richmond STT there are no plans to end this scheme.