Following concerns about a number of bus services in the area, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has released a statement on the future of some of its services.

Councillor Hari Sharma (Con, Furze Platt) , the council’s bus champion, said: "We can confirm that a tendering process has begun to give interested bus operators the opportunity to invest in the public transport services that keep our residents on the move.

"This is a welcome opportunity and I look forward to seeing how this process can help ensure that sustainable bus services remain at the heart of the borough’s transport network.

"We are committed to providing bus services which achieve the best solutions for our residents."

The services currently out to tender include:

•             the 305 service connecting Wraysbury, Horton and Hythe End with Poyle, Colnbrook and Staines (currently operated by Bear Bus)

•             the 8 service serving Halifax Road and Boulters Lock/the Riverside (currently operated by Courtney Buses)

•             the 16/16A Windsor to Maidenhead service, with extensions to St Marks and local schools (currently operated by Courtney Buses)

•             the 4/4A and 238/239 serving rural areas in the west and northwest of Maidenhead (currently operated by Courtney Buses)

•             evening services in Maidenhead (currently provided by Courtney Buses).