18th March 2019
26th April 2019
Shropshire Council have begun a six-week consultation on proposed changes to travel assistance for nursery pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and post-16 students.
The council is proposing a change to the policy about how post-16 transport is funded and proposing to reduce the subsidy for mainstream post-16 transport, and to introduce contributions for SEND children that are in line with the mainstream scheme. It’s also proposed to remove the council’s financial support for nursery SEND transport over time.
The consultation itself will seek feedback from members of the public and from all the relevant stakeholders and interested parties, including councillors, town and parish councils, schools and colleges, parents and students.
All responses to the consultation will be carefully considered before the consultation findings, and recommended next steps, are considered by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet on 22 May 2019
Any changes would come into effect from 1 September 2019 and will be applicable to new applicants only.
Shropshire Council Equality and Social Inclusion Impact Assessment (ESIIA) download the document by clicking this link: esiia-part-one
How to respond to this consultation. If you have any comments or views on these proposed arrangements from September 2019, please use one of the following methods of communication to put forward your views.
Reply by post to:
Passenger Transport Commissioning Group, Shropshire Council, Shirehall,
Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND
Note this Consultation ends on Friday 26th April 2019