Home to School Transport in Disarray


Liberal Democrat councillors joined parents in expressing dismay at the collapse of parts of the home to school transport contract.  Cllr David Tutt, Leader of the Liberal Democrat group explains:

“The Conservative administration that runs the County Council decided to re-tender the contract for home to school transport.  The Canterbury based company who won the contract could then not deliver two of the routes as they apparently had insufficient vehicles, drivers and passenger assistants or any backup vehicles in the case of a breakdown.  Two parts of the contract then had to be cancelled leaving parents in the lurch.”

County Councillor Sarah Osborne adds:

“This shambles has left parents, including parents of some of our most vulnerable children, faced with uncertainty and confusion at the start of the school term. We have heard that some children were not collected at all. Our children have been through enough disruption in the last year without this inept contract management.  The Conservatives need to sort this out as a top priority.”


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