School bus group seeks advice

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A CAMPAIGN group fighting to save subsidised public transport to Catholic schools in Suffolk is seeking legal help from the Catholic Diocese and the Human Rights Commission.

Suffolk County Council is currently consulting over the cuts, which will hit schools in Bury St Edmunds, as part of sweeping changes to save money.

But action group Parents Against Public Transport Cuts, argues that the changes, which could cost families up to £18,000 a year, are being rushed through and have called for the consultation to be extended.

Chairman Ria Crosbie said: “If these costs had been made clear to us when we applied for the schools I might understand a bit more. The whole process of removing the subsidies is being pushed through so quickly we are not getting a fair chance to respond.”