Parents' victory after u-turn over school bus service (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Parents on the Lime Farm Estate are celebrating after a successful petition sees a school bus service retained
Parents are breathing a sigh of relief after a petition forced a u-turn on a decision to scrap a school bus service.
Just six weeks ago Debden Park High School, in the last week of term, gave children living on the Limes Farm Estate a letter stating that they were no longer entitled to use school transport.
Dawn Harrison of Copperfield, Limes Farm, started a petition with other mums over fears for their children’s safety.
Despite the u-turnm Mrs Harrison, who has one son at the school, said she remains disappointed that she has had no correspondence from anyone at Debden Park.
She said: “About 250 people signed the petition yet we still haven’t heard a thing from the school.
“It just seems as though they don’t want to tell anyone anything.”
Essex County Council told the Guardian that the bus was cancelled “as the result of a review”, but has not provided an explanation.
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