A PETITION has been launched calling for a re-think of plans to abolish free post-16 student transport.
The Herald reported last week on budget proposals by Northumberland County Council’s Labour Group to charge 16 to 18-year-olds £450 a year for transport to their colleges or sixth forms.
Now Liberal Democrat campaigner Julie Porksen, who is standing to succeed Sir Alan Beith as MP for Berwick, has set up a petition calling for the plans to be scrapped.
She said: “I believe every young person has the right to attend school or college up to the age of 18 for free.”
To sign the petition, visit www.berwicklibdems.org.uk