500 signatures reached
To: North Lanarkshire Council
Stop NLC Changing School Transport
We, the undersigned, call on North Lanarkshire Council not to cut current school transport entitlements
Why is this important?
The move will put pupils at risk as they walk along some of the busiest and most dangerous roads in the area.
Roads like Shottskirk Road and Rosehall Road in Shotts and Glenmavis Road, Brownsburn Road and Carlisle Road in Airdrie will become regular, and in some instances the only way for children to get to their schools.
The changes also fly in the face of environmental targets as parents will feel forced to drive children to school raising the number of vehicles on the roads and also creating additional congestion around the town centres and more importantly the primary and secondary school gates.
It will also put additional pressure on parents in areas of multiple deprivations as they struggle to find ways to get their children to school safely, juggling work and financial pressures.
Neil Gray MP will use contact details supplied to put pressure on North Lanarkshire Council not to cut school transport provision and to keep signatories updated.