Children living in Ruddington and attending Rushcliffe School in West Bridgford may have their free school transport withdrawn due to funding cuts at Notts County Council. The current bus route is one of 49 routes being reviewed, which could affect up to 500 pupils from September.
Although withdrawing these routes would save the Council around £60,000 a year, the move would go against the Conservatives’ 2009 pledge to provide free school transport in the county. And Graham Marson, Chair of Governors at Rushcliffe School, has also pointed out the unfairness of children living on other bus routes in Rushcliffe still receiving free transport, whilst those living in Ruddington would have to pay. The changes are still under discussion, but we’ll keep you posted as things develop. (Researched & written by Faye Stenson)
*Footnote: We have been advised that the Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council has been asked directly to intervene on this matter.