Councillor calls to save free School transport
Conwy County Borough Council has started a consultation on the future of transport for students over 16 years of age.
The Council currently provides free education transport for learners over 16 years old who attend schools or designated colleges. Under the proposed plans, parents would have to fork up to £240 per annum if their child wanted to continue with education or training post 16.
In a statement, Plaid Cymru Councillor Aaron Wynne, who sits on Conwy Council's Education committee, said;
"The proposed changes, if adopted, would create further barriers for 16-year olds who want to access education or training at a time when we should be doing all we can to remove them.
"The journey into full-time employment can sometimes be difficult. Education and training is key for young people to realise their potential and gain the skills necessary for the world of work.
"I would urge everyone concerned to take part in the public consultation on possible changes to post 16 educational transport in Conwy to secure a fair system for our young people."
Conwy County Borough Council are inviting people to have their say on the possible changes to Post 16 Educational Transport.
If you have any comments in relation to the consultation, please respond by clicking this link.
The closing date for this consultation is 15th August, 2018.