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Torbay Council £10m budget cuts - fears over students' bus service

By GuyHenderson  |  Posted: January 15, 2013

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TORBAY councillors were today warned that cuts in funding for school buses would have a detrimental effect on children's education.

The comments came as members of Torbay council were discussing ways to save £10million from their budget in the coming year.

Having dealt with adult social care last week, today's spotlight was due to turn on children's services.

Discussing a £70,000 cut to the post-16 school bus subsidy, South Devon College principal Stephen Criddle warned that such a move could be damaging to low-income teenagers at the college, or to people studying vocational courses.

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He said transport costs could be a key barrier to participation in post-16 education.

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  • iainwilliams  |  January 15 2013, 10:33PM

    Councils don't care about education. They don't want the masses to be educated and smart enough to figure out what they are up to!

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