Council transport fees threaten studies

Emma Nesbitt and her daughter Melissa of Whalton House Cottage at Whalton.
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Emma Nesbitt and her daughter Melissa of Whalton House Cottage at Whalton. REF 2708147397

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An anxious mother is worried about how her daughter will get to school next week as she cannot afford new transport charges.

Northumberland County Council has scrapped free post-16 student transport, saying it will save £2.4million a year.

Funding will continue for students from low income families based on criteria for free school meals, or with special educational needs, but others will have to use public transport, or pay an annual fee of £600 to travel on school buses.

 

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