23 February 2018 –
BUS SERVICES FROM EMSWORTH AND DISTRICT BUS COMPANY
28a – Southbourne, Emsworth to Horndean Technology College
635 – Horndean Technology College to Clanfield
636 – Denmead to Horndean Technology College
639 – Clanfield, Horndean, Oaklands School, Havant College
The College has just been informed this week by the Emsworth and District Bus Company who operate the above bus services that they intend to stop running these services from the end of the Easter Holiday on Friday 13 April 2018. These were originally school bus services that were previously subsidised and set up by the Local Authority. This subsidy was withdrawn in July 2016 and the bus operator has stated that despite their best efforts they are no longer able to run this service, as it is no longer financially viable.
The College along with the Parent Forum will consider whether there are any solutions that might alleviate this problem for Parents/Carers and students. Hampshire County Council will be in contact with those students who currently qualify for free school transport.
Mrs J A Summerfield