BUS users in Bromsgrove are being asked to share their views on the county's public transport network.

A public consultation is underway to establish whether Worcestershire County Council's subsidies are being used effectively, after councillors raised concerns over recent cuts to First and Diamond bus services.

County and district councillor Chris Bloore said: "I know how important a reliable bus service is to my local residents in helping them get to work, school or get to medical appointments.

"I'd urge local residents, who use a local bus or don't, to get n touch with the review to tell their story.

"It's imperative to our economic future that we have a robust bus network and we can't let Bromsgrove fall further behind.

"A public transport network is also the only way we try to tackle the growing appalling air quality situation in Bromsgrove."

The consultation aims to gather feedback on the availability of transport at crucial times of the day to get to work, school, medical appointments and for shopping.

Cllr Michael Thompson, district ward member for Rock Hill, said: "We need a bus network that not only ensures people can go about their daily lives, but keeps our most vulnerable and isolated members of the community connected.

"I'd urge residents to get in touch and help build a case for an improved bus network."

Residents' views can be submitted via email to scrutiny@worcestershire.gov.uk before November 7.