HAMPSHIRE residents have just over a weel left to have their say on cuts to services, that could save the council £700,000.

The county authority is looking to cut public transport subsidies, and reduce street lightening use by up to two hours per night.

Civic chiefs say that although bus use in Hampshire is close to a 20 year high, the vast majority of journeys are made on commercial services operating without any public subsidy, meaning cuts shouldn’t have a major effect.

Thus, the council is keen to hear from people who use subsidised bus routes. Community Transport schemes, such as Dial-a-Ride, Call and Go, Taxishares and Minibus Group Hire Schemes are not included in these proposals.

The consultation ends on August 5.

Councillor Rob Humby, transport chief at Hampshire County Council, said: “With less than three weeks left now until the public consultation closes, I would urge anyone who currently uses a subsidised bus route to let us know how they use it so we can make informed decisions.

“Just over 2,000 people have responded so far; our teams have discussed the consultation in passenger transport forums across the county, we’ve contacted Older Persons’ Forums and Disability groups, handed out information at bus stations and on buses, and are grateful for Age Concern’s Village Agent Service which is helping ensure local communities know about it.

“So if there anyone who is thinking about responding to us but hasn’t got round to it yet, please do so as your views count.”

The consultation can be found at: hants.gov.uk/aboutthecouncil/haveyoursay/consultations