Council performs U-turn over axing of passenger transport assistants

CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating the announcement that all passenger transport assistants will be re-instated on school buses throughout the county.

Members of the Save our School Bus Passenger Transport Assistants group had set up a petition against Warwickshire County Council’s decision to axe the chaperones as a money saving measure, and almost 7,000 people backed the campaign.

A statement made by the council said: “The leader of Warwickshire County Council, Cllr Alan Farnell (Con, Nuneaton Weddington), has announced that his group will be reinstating passenger transport assistants on all buses to primary schools across the county.

 

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