The Liberal Democrat petition to improve school bus provision for Evendons East and Wescott West has been successful. Wokingham Borough Council have confirmed that they have gone out to tender for a service that will travel along the Finchampstead Road corridor serving Emmbrook and Forest schools and another serving the Holt.
Cllr Ian Shenton, Liberal Democrat councillor for Evendons ward said that “for children living in Evendons East and Wescott West who attend Emmbrook Senior school, they have had to get to a bus stop in Finchampstead on Barkham Ride to board. This is nowhere near where they live and has resulted in many children being driven to school.”
“We are delighted that following many hours of going door to door to get signatures, in addition to our online petition, the Council have agreed with us” added Cllr Maria Gee, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Wescott Ward. “This bus service, operating in the area that these children live will make a big difference and we would like to thank everyone who took the time to sign the petition.”
“Safe, green transport options need to be readily available for our children and the inclusion of these bus services is a vast improvement given the Council's declared climate emergency,” claimed Cllr Sarah Kerr, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Evendons Ward. “We will continue calling on the council to improve walking and cycling facilities in the area.”