Changes to school travel to go ahead

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The decision on the future of school and post-16 travel has been made by Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet on 19 June 2018.

The decision on the future of school and post-16 travel, made by Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet on 19 June 2018 has today been considered by the Scrutiny Committee and the decision stands.

The decision has been made in accordance with Scrutiny Procedure Rules. The new school and post-16 travel policy will be in place from September 2019.

Councillor Gordon Jones, cabinet member for children’s services, education and skills at Suffolk County Council, said:

“The right decision on school and post-16 travel has been made today.

“There can be no doubt this is one of the most difficult decisions the council has had to take. I know some are not happy with the recommendations for change, but the fact is, as we have clarified today, the correct process has been followed.

“It is now important we focus our time on implementing the new policy, so we have a school and post-16 travel service which is affordable, sustainable, and able to meet the growing future demands of Suffolk.”