NORTH Ayrshire Council is looking for feedback from local people and businesses to determine potential demand for a community transport scheme.

A consultation has been launched to identify what our transport options communities need – and are perhaps currently missing – when it comes to getting from A to B.

The council has commissioned transport consultants Sweco to carry out this research. They are looking for as much information and data as possible to help shape any potential community transport service for North Ayrshire.

Community transport can be what you need it to be, including a subsidised local village bus, a door-to-door bus service, or even community bike hire locations.

As well as providing essential transport, community transport can help in addressing loneliness and social isolation, and also provide access to services, training and employment opportunities.

Take part in the survey, which runs until Sunday, June 2 by visiting here

A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: “A community transport scheme could play an important role in keeping our communities connected, tackling social isolation and helping address climate change by encouraging people to use more sustainable transport options.

“The consultation will give us a clearer picture of the issues people are facing when trying to access transport, and the impact that not being able to travel has on their lives.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to participate in the study to tell us their views about the specific transport challenges in their area.”

Paper copies of the survey can be completed at all local libraries or online. If you would like more information please send an email to or call on 07392 128199.