SAVE OUR SCHOOL BUS
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
or email her at:
The deadline for receipt of correspondence Friday 28th September 2012.