Date set for bus pass scrutiny

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A DATE has been set for Sheffield Council chiefs to reconsider scrapping free bus travel for pupils at Catholic schools.

The scrutiny committee will look into the proposals - which were approved, then called back in by opposition councillors - on January 24.

Parents objected to the plans, which the council says will save £250,000 a year to meet budget cuts.

They claimed the withdrawal would leave them in hardship and was ‘discriminatory’.

Mum Sally Alleyway, of Totley, has two children at Notre Dame - one of the schools affected by the controversial move.

She said: “I will be at the meeting.

“I’m grateful it is being reconsidered and hope the meeting will see it overturned.”

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