All aboard for school bus

After Easter students in the Waterlees area of Wisbech will be able to travel to school in style thanks to two local councillors and the co-operation of Thomas Clarkson Principal Clare Claxton.

The issue of transport was raised by concerned parents during a routine surgery held in April last year by husband and wife team Virginia and Michael Bucknor.

As a result the Bucknors met with Mrs Claxton, shortly after she took up her role as Principal, to discuss a number of issues for parents and students living in the Waterlees Ward.

Around 250 children from the area attend the Thomas Clarkson and have to negotiate two major roads to get to school, many have parents who work 12-hour shifts and are unable to take their youngsters to and from school.

“The Thomas Clarkson has engaged with students and parents and we are so delighted that from this initial concept, they will now be trialing a school bus from Easter. They have carefully designed the route and the following consultation have expanded it to include Black Bear Lane in Walsoken.

There are two options and the one being trialled will use a 79 seater vehicle.

It will start at the Black Bear pub in Walsoken at 7.43am and be routed via Black Bear Lane, Lynn Road, Walton Road, Ollard Avenue, St Michael’s Road, Bath Road, Mount Pleasant Road back to Lynn Road, then via Churchill Road and Weasenham Lane to the site.