Shame on the County Council. They are planning to remove free school transport for Cholsey children living within three miles walking distance of Wallingford School.
This means eleven year olds could be walking along the Wallingford Road – a path that is less than 60cm (two feet) wide in places and may soon run parallel to a gravel pit with all its lorries. Another (BAD)decision.from our County Council.
Having run the gauntlet of the Wallingford Road they will then have to cross the by-pass – also “safe” in the early morning rush hour according to the County Council.
I met a group of mums this evening who are very worried about this prospect. We have come up with a plan of action including a petition, a meeting with our County Councillor and encouraging people to follow the County’s appeals procedure.
Something that has really shocked me is that there are County employees working out the lengths of individual children’s distances to school – using Google Maps. That really is a job you could feel proud of.
If you can help to campaign against this very poor decision, please get in touch with me.