Sun 26th Jan 2020Tattenhall Online weather - Moderate rain showerModerate rain shower 8°C

The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire

School Bus Fiasco Resolved

Home » News » 'On the Buses' victory ....
Breaking-News-1

Parents of Tattenhall pupils about to start in Year 7 at Bishop Heber High School in September, can now breathe a huge sigh of relief as the Council has reviewed individual transport eligibility cases. Where 'eligibility' has now been determined as part of the review process, families will be relieved and overjoyed to receive the notification letters as they tumble through their letter boxes in the next day or so (letters were sent out by first class postage on 23 July).

Where (in a very small number of cases) it has been deemed that a family remains 'ineligible' for travel assistance, then a proportion of the mitigation fund which has been established will be offered. It has been agreed Bishop Heber High School will allocate the fund to its families in accordance with its own criteria. The school will be able to consider individual cases and offer the most appropriate financial support required for each familiy's circumstance.

This is an absolute coup on the part of our local community and following a sustained and brilliant team effort on the part of parents and other residents. Importantly too, the immediate intervention of our newly elected MP, Antoinette Sandbach, in which she wrote to the Chief Executive of the Council requesting that he immediately review the school bus transport changes, cannot be underestimated. In an email this morning, Antoinette commented ... 'It seems that there is some good news in this whole school transport saga'.

So, parents and pupils can now sit back, relax and enjoy their summer holidays, safe in the knowledge that 'common sense' has prevailed.

Happy holidays to you all!

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

IMG_1092
Webteam: Sun 26 Jan 12:48pm

The Cheshire Police Alert team have recently sent out a number of fraud alerts. The four below may be of interest: Fake Amazon emails claiming you have bought a high value item and asking you to confirm bank details Property Finance Fraud, targeting buy to let and those with no mortgage Charitable fraud, where the charity does not exist Vehicle Leasing Fraud, where...

Italian Taster 3
Gifford Lea: Sun 26 Jan 6:17am

CLICK ON IMAGES TO...

Kirtan
The Studio: Sun 26 Jan 6:14am

Come and join kirtan leader Rawia for a beautiful heart opening Kirtan.Whether you have tried it and felt the amazing benefits or are a complete beginner, we would love so much for you to come and see what the yoga of devotion is all about. You do not need to have a 'good' voice or anything else for that matter, just bring yourself and see what happens.Kirtan is a form of bhakti...