Committee details

Southend on Sea Local Bus Forum

Purpose of committee

The Forum was set up as part of the Southend-on-Sea Enhanced Partnership, following on from the Council's Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP), which has been in place since October 2021.


The Local Bus Forum includes representatives from Southend-on-Sea City Council, adjoining Councils, the three local bus operators (Arriva, First and Stephensons), Southend Area Bus User Group, Bus Users UK, Southend BID, Essex Police, and Transport Focus.


It is a meeting in public and members of the public are permitted to ask questions or make comments to the Forum.


How to ask questions at the meeting

Members of the public who wish to ask a question must register by sending an email to the Secretary of the Southend Local Bus Forum at

Members of the public will have no more than 3 minutes in which to speak.

Please contact the Secretary if you would like to know more at


  • Councillor Daniel Cowan   
  • Mike Bartram   
  • Chris Burley   
  • Councillor Paul Collins   
  • Julian Elliot   
  • Inspector David Gardiner   
  • Suzanne Gloyne   
  • Maria Hennesey   
  • Bill Hiron   
  • Dan Kudla   
  • Richard Lumley   
  • Jennie Martin   
  • Helen Morris   
  • Peter Slattery   
  • John Austin  (Secretary) 

Contact information

Support officer: John Austin - Public Transport Manager.

Postal address:
Strategic Planning
Southend on Sea City Council
Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue
Southend on Sea, Essex

Phone: (01702) 534960



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