26 May '16, 9am

Cuts to school transport are generating 100m extra car journeys a year

Dear Council Leader [or insert your council leader's name] I'm writing to you because I'm concerned about school and college transport in [insert area] . [Insert your own reason for concern here] The recent 'School Transport Matters' report found that since 2008, more than 350,000 children and around 50,000 16-18 year olds outside London have lost their entitlement to school transport. Four out of five local authorities have reduced the school transport that they offer, and two thirds no longer provide any free college transport for 16-18 year olds. I recognise that local authorities are under severe financial strain, but transport to schools and colleges is a crucial service for many people, especially those on low incomes. These cuts have a really big impact on families, that isn't sufficiently recognised. The report showed how many parents now have to find hundreds of p...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/tell-your-council-save-...

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