Somerset County Council is joining forces with About Community Engagement (ACE) to get feedback on the efficiency of Somerset’s rural transport and ways that it can be improved.

The council is urging people to get involved in the ‘Have Your Say Today – Somerset Sustainable Transport’ survey, which is on its commonplace website.

The aim of the survey, and its supporting reading materials, is to make it easier for rural communities to talk to the council about transport and reach solutions that work for everyone.

The council has said that it is also in the early stages of writing a new Local Transport Plan (LTP), which will set out the strategy for improving and maintaining the transport network across the county.

Somerset County Council’s associate lead member for transport and digital, Councillor Mile Hewitson, said: “To understand what works in specific locations, it is vital to get the input from rural communities. 

“People here often feel isolated from services due to poor mobility links so the LTP will identify a package of transport solutions which will work together to improve access across the county.

“We’d urge people to please have their say on our LTP – you can do this on our commonplace website.”

Somerset County Council and ACE also plan to attend the Watchet Street Fair on Sunday, March 5, to gain rural engagement on transport.