Hopefully council will find a solution

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First published in News

‘COMMON sense has prevailed” said mum Lorna Mills after an appeal panel agreed that asking children to walk to school along the A40 was a bad idea.

The problem still remains that Oxfordshire County Council, for financial reasons, needs to scrap a free bus service for pupils from St Bartholomew’s School in Eynsham.

Hopefully the year’s grace for the service, because of this decision, allows the council to come up with a solution that meets its needs but does not compromise children’s safety.

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12:18pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Myron Blatz says...

Oxfordshire City Council is a Tory-led quango past its sell-by date, and which should be scrapped, not capped! Why should Hudsbeth and his cavalier cronies care about schoolkids needing the safety and security of a proper school bus service, when all those toffs who vote Tory have cars and can drive 'little Ffiona or Ffreddie' everywhere - often in fuel-guzzling 'chelsea tractors' on their way to a quick shop at John Lewis at High Wycombe! Yes indeed Mr Hudsbeth, why fork-out public money on school buses, when either the gardener or nanny can do that arduous task for peanuts, and claim it as a business expense!
Oxfordshire City Council is a Tory-led quango past its sell-by date, and which should be scrapped, not capped! Why should Hudsbeth and his cavalier cronies care about schoolkids needing the safety and security of a proper school bus service, when all those toffs who vote Tory have cars and can drive 'little Ffiona or Ffreddie' everywhere - often in fuel-guzzling 'chelsea tractors' on their way to a quick shop at John Lewis at High Wycombe! Yes indeed Mr Hudsbeth, why fork-out public money on school buses, when either the gardener or nanny can do that arduous task for peanuts, and claim it as a business expense! Myron Blatz
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5:01pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Thinkingoutloud says...

Myron Blatz wrote:
Oxfordshire City Council is a Tory-led quango past its sell-by date, and which should be scrapped, not capped! Why should Hudsbeth and his cavalier cronies care about schoolkids needing the safety and security of a proper school bus service, when all those toffs who vote Tory have cars and can drive 'little Ffiona or Ffreddie' everywhere - often in fuel-guzzling 'chelsea tractors' on their way to a quick shop at John Lewis at High Wycombe! Yes indeed Mr Hudsbeth, why fork-out public money on school buses, when either the gardener or nanny can do that arduous task for peanuts, and claim it as a business expense!
does this mean that every child going to secondary school should be provided with a school bus? I travel along the A40 most days and there are lots of people using the footpaths to walk and cycle between Cassington and Eynsham - why is it safe for them but not safe for these pupils? Just because a few parents moan about something does not make them right. If it s a safe route they should walk - the exercise would do them good. I would rather have an extra home help employed or a library kept open than fork out taxpayers money to provide a bus when it is not needed. If they were so worried about it they could always pay for their child to go by bus, there is no law stopping them from doing that.
[quote][p][bold]Myron Blatz[/bold] wrote: Oxfordshire City Council is a Tory-led quango past its sell-by date, and which should be scrapped, not capped! Why should Hudsbeth and his cavalier cronies care about schoolkids needing the safety and security of a proper school bus service, when all those toffs who vote Tory have cars and can drive 'little Ffiona or Ffreddie' everywhere - often in fuel-guzzling 'chelsea tractors' on their way to a quick shop at John Lewis at High Wycombe! Yes indeed Mr Hudsbeth, why fork-out public money on school buses, when either the gardener or nanny can do that arduous task for peanuts, and claim it as a business expense![/p][/quote]does this mean that every child going to secondary school should be provided with a school bus? I travel along the A40 most days and there are lots of people using the footpaths to walk and cycle between Cassington and Eynsham - why is it safe for them but not safe for these pupils? Just because a few parents moan about something does not make them right. If it s a safe route they should walk - the exercise would do them good. I would rather have an extra home help employed or a library kept open than fork out taxpayers money to provide a bus when it is not needed. If they were so worried about it they could always pay for their child to go by bus, there is no law stopping them from doing that. Thinkingoutloud
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5:44pm Wed 23 Jul 14

mytaxes says...

It's time parents took some responsibility instead of asking more and more from other taxpayers.
It's time parents took some responsibility instead of asking more and more from other taxpayers. mytaxes
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