Stop the increase in local school transport to Willink school

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Stop the increase in local school transport to Willink school

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Stacey Pulsakowska started this petition to pupiltransport@westberks.gov.uk

Stop the local council raising school transport from £250 to £703! This decision was made in March 2016 with no given warning to parents until last week knowing that we only have until May to reapply for the service. After doing some research in our area most of our village receives this service FREE for their child/children. I have been trying to appeal to west Berkshire council and our local councillor only for this matter to fall on deaf ears and be told there is nothing I can do.

The willink school is our catchment school, and a feeder school from Aldermaston primary, If the increase is to go ahead our son, as well as other children who are to be charged this huge amount will also miss out on the positive social benefits of travelling by bus as well as the independence they get from using the service.

This huge increase is likely to lead to more parents choosing to drive their children to school, potentially resulting in more accidents as well as having an impact on the environment!

This will affect our family completely as we are both working parents who also have another child to get to daycare, I'm sure other parents will be in this situation too.

Our local councillors are dividing their communities and the whole system is completely unfair in how they charge people and is totally discriminatory as we are split into those that have to pay  and those that don't! We have not been given the chance to have a say! I'm not expecting the service be free however I am saying NO to the increase and think it should be an equal and fair service for all users, how can some parents pay this extortionate amount whilst the child living next door or down the road gets it absolutely free? 

PLEASE SIGN this petition as it the only way we can share our voice as our local councillors aren't willing to negotiate or help. 

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