Mum wins her free bus fight

PUBLISHED: 14:58 10 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:46 10 June 2010

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10: A BUDLEIGH Salterton mum-of-two has won her fight for free school travel for her sons after the council declared one of her children must pay. Nicky Rose, of Boyne Road, took on Devon County Council to stop them charging her hundreds of pounds for school

A BUDLEIGH Salterton mum-of-two has won her fight for free school travel for her sons after the council declared one of her children must pay.Nicky Rose, of Boyne Road, took on Devon County Council to stop them charging her hundreds of pounds for school transport.Council red tape meant Nicky was forced to drive her son Peter, 13, to Sidmouth College, while DCC paid for a bus pass for Mark, 11.The Budleigh mum said her quest was helped by Councillor Christine Channon, who is a Budleigh Salterton resident, after she read about the family's plight in the Journal. The original ruling was made because the council said the Budleigh mum chose to send Peter to Sidmouth, while Mark was sent there by the council because there was no room for him at Exmouth Community College.Nicky faced a £240 annual bill making the twice-daily 45-minute trip behind the bus.


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