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Curriculum Vitae

Driffield Area Transport Partnership

Called INTO Driffield (INtegrated Transport Options) until 2005, the Driffield ATP aims to improve access to services in Driffield for people in Driffield and surrounding villages.

In 2003, when I was unemployed, I offered to do voluntary work for the Partnership. One of my tasks was to draft mini timetables for each village, showing bus times only for that village and Driffield. Another was to plan a route for a bus running round Hutton Cranswick and on to Driffield.

On another occasion, bus services were proposed to take students home from Driffield School after doing after-school activities, and a questionnaire was circulated to parents. I was asked to collate the responses in order to ascertain possible routes and preferred operating days.

The Partnership devised a network of cycle routes for the Driffield area. I travelled along the routes with the co-ordinator, in her car, noting the gradients and the points where the routes change direction. This information was then included in a leaflet about the routes.

I first attended a meeting of the Partnership in September 2003. However, I could not think of much to say at the meetings. Most of my ideas for transport concern either a wider area or an area away from Driffield. Any ideas I raised at meetings of the Partnership were copied from elsewhere. For example, in Kingston upon Hull the former bus service 90 was advertised as a service to The Deep, a tourist attraction. At the November 2005 meeting, I suggested service 135 be advertised as a service to Sledmere House.

At the January 2006 meeting, I suggested the East Riding of Yorkshire Council produce a timetable booklet for each part of its catchment area, as it has done in the past. Later, however, it was mentioned that the Council had decided to revive an earlier idea, namely a single public transport guide covering the whole of its catchment area.

I last attended a meeting of the Partnership in January 2007. The nature of the Area Transport Partnerships was to change after March that year. In June, the Co-ordinator distributed an E-mail message regarding the future of the Driffield ATP and asked who wanted to stay on the Committee. As I had been unable to give much input at meetings, I decided this was a good time to leave.

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