Issue details

Bus Operator Enhanced Partnership (National Bus Strategy)

Cabinet is asked to note that the Service Director for Transport and Engineering has used delegated authority to indicate to the Department for Transport (DfT) that the Council intends to enter into a statutory Enhanced Partnership (EP) with the local bus service operators from 1 April 2022. Local Transport Authorities and bus operators were asked to commit to forming an EP by 30 June 2021 with the EP being operational from 1 April 2022.
This report also seeks approval to formally enter into the EP with the BCP local bus service operators under the Bus Services Act 2017 and in line with the National Bus Strategy for England.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/06/2021

Decision due: 23 Aug 2021 by Overview and Scrutiny Board (Historic)

Decision due: 1 Sep 2021 by Cabinet

Decision due: 14 Sep 2021 by Council

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Transport and Sustainability (to 01/11/2021)

Lead director:

Contact: John McVey, Passenger Transport and Accessibility Manager Email:


Agenda items


  • Bus Operator Enhanced Partnership (National Bus Strategy)