Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet is making their final decision on their proposals to remove free transport to faith-based schools for those who cannot prove they belong to that specific denomination. This has caused controversy, with the proposals being condemned nationally as well as locally.
The Cabinet is meeting on Tuesday 18th June, so there is one last chance to get your opinion over to them.
TCC believes the proposals should not be approved for the following reasons: In the Council’s own consultation over 90% of the 638 respondents disagreed with the proposals, with 85% strongly disagreeing. The proposed changes are discriminatory as they will treat children differently because of their religious background. The local authority is demanding ‘proof’ of the religious beliefs of children. The hardest hit will be the poorest families as they may not be able to afford cost of transport if they no longer qualify.
TCC has provided a template letter outlining these points which you can download, print off and send in. Please do edit it to include your own thoughts, just remember to remain respectful and factual in anything you say.