Sally Keeble for Northampton North
A real success was achieved by parents campaigning to stop the Council from forcing their disabled children to walk up to a mile to get their school transport.
After letter-writing, a public petition, and a presentation to the Cabinet meeting, the Council has agreed to postpone the plans until the new year and hold a pbulic consultation.
Sally Keeble had called on Northamptonshire County Council to halt the “pilot scheme” for changes to school transport for disabled children, to publish the proposals and hold a public consultation on them.
Tory-controlled Northamptonshire County Council had proposed to make some children at Northgate school walk up to a mile to get their school transport. The children have special educational needs and disabilities.
Last Friday Sally organised for the parents to present their petition to Cllr Fiona Baker, the cabinet member for children’s services.
She’ll be organising a meeting for the parents in the new year so that they can keep up their pressure on the Council. They want to make sure that any change in plans serves the best interests of the children, and not forced on them by the financial crisis at the Council.