BUS services across South Yorkshire are fragmented and do not properly serve passengers, a meeting has been told.

People representing different groups gave their views on the state of services to the independent bus review panel which was launched by the Sheffield City Region.

Members of South Yorkshire Freedom Riders, Sheffield Transport For All, Thurgoland Parish Council Public Transport Working Group and Sheffield University Students’ Union were in attendance.

All participants told the panel which included Sheffield South East MP Clive Betts that bus services were not up to required standards and changes are needed.

Over the last decade, the number of people using them has fallen by nearly 20 per cent.

Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis announced a review into the bus network across South Yorkshire to see what improvements could be made and appointed Mr Betts to appoint a panel of commissioners.

The panel has been asking residents, community groups and businesses their views about how the bus service could be improved.

* Provided by the Local Democracy Reporting Service.