Derbyshire County Council (DCC) are consulting the public on their proposals for Public Transport in the county.
They propose, from October 2017, to stop subsidising scheduled bus services and Community Transport services. Completely.
Instead, they will fund 10 minibuses to be shared across the county (plus very limited extra support for those who can't use wheelchair-accessible minibuses). DCC aren't able to offer any illustration that will show the sort of service that communities might expect, but a modelling exercise by John Geddes suggests that Winster might see two return trips to Matlock each week, with perhaps six seats available for Winster users each time. On top of that, it might be possible to pay to travel on school buses, but this is far from certain.
To take part in the consultation, see the DCC consultation page
To read more about the plans, see John's Options for DCC Transport Cuts website