Parents' views wanted on home to school transport savings

North Yorkshire County Council wants to hear parents' views on its proposals to make savings on the £24.7m annual cost of home to school transport. You can review the proposals and submit comments through the online survey on the website or contact NYCC for a paper copy of the consultation document (details below). There are also a number of public consultation meetings, including two in Harrogate on May 9 (details below).

Home to school transport consultation - 25 March to 16 June 2019
Audience : All schoolsNorth Yorkshire County Council has a statutory responsibility to provide travel assistance between home and school for eligible children. We transport around 20,000 pupils every day. The total cost of transport in 2017/18 was £22.6 million and our forecasts show that the total for 2018/19 is likely to be £24.7 million.
We are now consulting on the discretionary help we provide above and beyond the statutory requirements.
We have started to implement the proposals agreed last year as part of the SEND Transport Consultation, and through that process a number of other suggestions were provided by the public for the authority to consider.
The changes we are consulting on will help the council to make long-term savings and bring our home to school transport service in line with Department for Education statutory guidelines, to ensure the local authority is allocated the correct funding from central government.
There are seven proposals out for consultation and we would encourage schools and parents to review our proposals and submit comments through the online survey.
We have attached the link to the webpage which host the consultation, we are also holding a number of public events shown below.
We also have paper version and easy read available on request via our contact centre on 01609 780780
Public events
9th May 2019 – Harrogate
Pavilions of Harrogate, Railway Road, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ 12 noon – 2pm and 5pm – 7pm
14th May 2019 – Selby
Community House, Portholme Crescent, Selby YO8 4QQ 12 noon – 2pm and 5pm – 7pm
15th May 2019 – Pickering
Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, Pickering YO18 8AA 12pm -2pm and 5pm - 7pm
17th May 2019 – Richmond
Richmond Town Council, Town Hall, Market Place, Richmond DL10 4QL 12pm – 2pm and 5pm – 7pm
23rd May 2019 – Northallerton
Allerton Court Hotel, Darlington Rd, Northallerton DL6 2XF 12 noon – 2pm and 5pm – 7pm