As I posted yesterday a number of students from St Bees who attend at West Lakes Academy were not picked up by the school bus that morning (the first day of the new term for them).
I received assurances yesterday that the issue was being dealt with and then the following message this morning from the Commissioning manager for the County Council school transport service:
I immediately got back in touch with her to express my support for the parents who had raised concern about sending double decker buses up and down Outrigg, a road which has several huge traffic and road safety issues both for pedestrians and vehicles.
This point was taken on board and I received the following additional message at lunchtime today:
"The issue of the West Lakes Academy bus heading up Outrigg has just been resolved late this morning. Following discussion with Stagecoach they are changing their route from St Bees. The bus will now travel via the B5345 and Queens Drive between St Bees and the Academy, this will mean that the bus will pass Fairladies in both directions and will not need to travel up and down Outrigg road. At least we no longer have a double decker bus adding to the issues on Outrigg Road."