steps in after King Alfred School bus operator ceases trading
County Council has stepped in to organise alternative school transport
for Highbridge's King Alfred School after a local bus company ceased
Council was notified by Coombs Travel on Tuesday (October 3rd) that
it will be ceasing to operate from Wednesday.
Travel runs eight school bus contracts for the authority including
King Alfred School, Kings of Wessex Secondary school (Cheddar) Hugh
Sexeys Middle School (Blackford) and Fairlands Middle School (Cheddar).
the support of other operators, council officers have managed to
find replacement services for all of the routes for tomorrow and
will be making permanent arrangements as soon as possible.
and parents are being notified about changes to bus operators and
will be kept updated on any further changes.
John Woodman, Cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: "This
is an unfortunate situation completely out of our hands that we
have had to respond to with no notice."
have done everything we can to avoid disruption and Id like
to say a big thank you to the operators and our staff who have pulled
together to make sure there are services to get the children to
it will all work smoothly from tomorrow, but wed ask for parents
for extra patience and please keep checking for updates."