Council consulting on school transport

Lancashire County Hall
Lancashire County Hall

Parents are being consulted over proposed changes to transport for schoolchildren in Fylde and Wyre.

Lancashire County Council is holding the consultation over the proposals, which include an increase in contributions parents make towards transport to faith schools, a rise in bus fares, a reduced number qualifying for free transport and reviewing taxi provision.

The Town hall currently spends £8.5m on home to school transport, around a half of which is in addition to legal requirements.

County Coun Matthew Tomlinson, cabinet member for schools, said: “We must look at all of our spending, especially on services we have no legal requirement to provide.”

The consultation runs until November 29 to have your say call 01772 531878.

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