There are more than 20 students on the current S83 route who are entitled to free transport under the county’s home-to-school policy.
No students from Redditch are eligible for home-to-school transport to a school in Bromsgrove.
Therefore, the County Council can only run the service from the point where the furthest entitled student lives, in this case Alvechurch.
This arrangement is being funded by Worcestershire Children’s First (WCF) and not from the local bus budget. They are not going to incur additional cost for pupils to use the service who are not entitled.
I appreciate this response may not be satisfactory to students who live further out from Bromsgrove and previously depended on the S83 service to get to school.