SAVE OUR SCHOOL BUS - Keep the 683H Huby to North Rigton CE School service
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North Yorkshire County Council
School Transport Officer

SAVE OUR SCHOOL BUS - Keep the 683H Huby to North Rigton CE School service

    1. Nick Goring
    2. Petition by

      Nick Goring

      Leeds, United Kingdom



The Huby to North Rigton CE School bus service is under threat of closure. Unless the local community object strongly enough, North Yorkshire County Council will remove the service in December 2012 and not replace it with an alternative.

For many years the school bus has provided an essential service to parents from Huby and Weeton who use it to ensure that their young children get to school safely. Closing the service would impact not just on those who use it now but also on those looking to use it in the future.

They key areas that we believe the council need to consider in reaching it's decision to remove the service are:

The detrimental impact on the children's safety.  The public footpaths are not sufficiently safe enough to promote walking to the school. For example there is no street lighting for the winter months or traffic measures to assist safe road crossing. In addition the footpath out of Huby is set alongside the A658 which has a 60mph speed limit.

The increased number of cars on the road. This has a significant impact beyond the obvious environmental one as it would put further pressure on the roads in North Rigton and would again put at risk the safety of the children and residents.

In order to ensure that the council understand the impact of taking away the service we are asking for as many residents, and those connected with the villages, to write to the council and sign this petition to keep the service.

You can help Save Our School Bus by sharing your concerns and writing to: 

Ms Nicky Wilson

School Transport Officer

Integrated Passenger Transport Business and Environmental Services

County Hall





or email her at:


The deadline for receipt of correspondence Friday 28th September 2012.


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Recent signatures


    1. You saved our school bus

      Nick Goring
      Petition Organizer

      Last year I asked for your support to help overturn the decision to close our village school bus service.

      Yesterday we received confirmation that the service has been saved up to the summer of 2014.

      Why? Because of you.

      You explained what impact losing the service would have.

      You raised your concerns about the children's safety.

      You reminded the council that they serve us.

      You gave us a louder voice.

      You made a difference.

      Thank you.


    2. Reached 500 signatures
    3. There's now 250 of us!

      Nick Goring
      Petition Organizer

      We've reached our first 250 signatures - thank you!

      For some reason the last 24 hours have seen almost 50 new names sign the petition, that's great. But remember we still need as many people as possible to join our campaign. The more people who sign the louder our voice. The louder our voice the more the council will take notice.

      So let's keep on sharing the link to this petition, and our website, via Facebook and email and encourage others to lend their support.

      Together we can save our school bus. Together we can make a difference.

      Thank you.


    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. Over 100 signatures!

      Nick Goring
      Petition Organizer

      Dear all,

      Thank you for signing the petition and showing your support. It means alot to us.

      To celebrate the milestone of reaching over 100 signatures we've launched a little website that you can find at We've also put together a video highlighting our campaign, you can watch it on the website or on YouTube at

      However, this really is only the start of our campaign. If we are to save our vital bus service we need many more supporters.

      So, please can I ask you all to send links (via email or Facebook) to this petition, the website and the video to as many people as possible - it doesn't matter how well connected to you they are. If you were each to get only 5 people to sign then we'd have and extra 500 supporters!

      Together we can force the council to reconsider. Together we can make a difference.

      Thank you.


    6. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Claire Johnson LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      School buses are more secure that walking or being driven to school

    • Claire Johnson LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      I believe that the school bus is more secure.

      • about 2 years ago

      Good for the children

    • Jill Hassall LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      I believe every child should be able to get to school safely.

      • about 2 years ago

      The safety of our children is paramount!


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