Uproar as price of bus subsidy cuts is revealed

NRHNBE111026a1'Cuts dismay: Heanor Gate Science College pupil Lauren Males with her father Alex at the Horsley Woodhouse bus stop used by the 466 service.
NRHNBE111026a1'Cuts dismay: Heanor Gate Science College pupil Lauren Males with her father Alex at the Horsley Woodhouse bus stop used by the 466 service.
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PARENTS in Horsley Woodhouse are in uproar over news of a bus service price hike following Derbyshire County Council’s decision to cut funding to 73 school routes.

The authority will cease to subsidise the Lavender Line 466 route, which takes 32 pupils from the village to Heanor Gate Science College, in April.

The cuts could see the authority save £936,000 from its yearly transport budget.

This week it was revealed Horsley Woodhouse youngsters could see their bus fare rise from 50p to £4.50 a day unless a parents’ group can guarantee the bus firm operating the service numbers more than 30 passengers a day.