Consultation on ECC supported journeys Service 39 – Monday to Saturday, operated by Stephenson’s.

Closed 4 Nov 2019

Opened 23 Sep 2019

Results updated 16 Jan 2020

Please click on the link below to access the report relating to the consultation



Consultation on Essex County Council supported journeys only Witham Town Service 39 – Monday to Saturday, operated by Stephenson’s.



Although Service 39 is operated by Stephenson’s on a commercial basis, Essex County Council (ECC) provides financial support for the journeys listed below:-

  • Mon-Fri  06:32 until 07:47
  • Mon-Fri 18:19 until 19:38
  • Sat 07:34 until 08:50
  • Sat 12:34 until 12:55
  • Sat 16:49 until 18:46


These journeys are failing our cost per passenger journey support, therefore, ECC is considering withdrawing these journeys with effect from 25th July 2020.  

ECC is carrying out a public consultation regarding this proposal for 6 weeks between September 23rd September 2019 and 4th November 2019.

In order for us to consider your comments,  we are seeking your views on this proposal. ECC will collate all the responses from the survey and summarise them as part of our report. 

This report will be used to help decide whether the proposal should be implemented. 

We will not identify individual people and your name will not be mentioned in any reports we write for this purpose.

You do not have to take part if you don’t want to - this is a voluntary activity.

If you would like to request a hard copy of the consultation please contact


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  • All residents


  • Public transport
  • Community transport
  • Transport planning