Llanrwst Councillor's plea to save free education transport
In a meeting tomorrow, Conwy Council's Cabinet will decide whether it will scarp free educational services for those over the age of 16-years in the County.
Llanrwst Councillor, Aaron Wynne, has renewed his calls for the service to be saved and claims that cutting the service would "create further barriers to education and training."
Cllr Wynne, who sits on Conwy Council's Education Scrutiny committee, said;
"The prospect of having to fork-out up to £240 to travel to school or college, on top of the current costs, will only create further barriers for young people who want to access education or training.
"In a recent meeting Scrutiny Members agreed with me that scrapping the educational bus services in Conwy, or introducing a fee, would unfairly burden our young learners who are already under a lot of pressure.
"A change in this service would disproportionately affect rural Conwy, and isolate our already hard to reach youngsters.
“This is the time when we should be doing all that we can to remove barriers to education and training. I hope the Cabinet will take our recommendation into account when they decide the fate of this important service.”