Protesters fighting against the decision to cut funding for post-16 transport in Northumberland have created a video to help get their point across.
It comes as the group organised via Facebook, Parents Against Decision to Scrap the Post-16 School Transport, prepares to stage a peaceful protest tomorrow morning ahead of an extraordinary meeting of the county council.
The Conservatives were responsible for calling the meeting and the motion to review the decision to axe the post-16 funding scheme, sparking a war of words between the Tories and the Labour administration over democracy and wasting taxpayers’ money.
The meeting is set to take place at County Hall in Morpeth at 9.30am and protesters will be gathering there from 8.30am.
One of the members of the protest group, Allison Joynson, issued an open letter to all county councillors this afternoon:
“We are asking the political parties not to treat the future of our kids as a political football. This is about the education of our post-16s, the issue of free fares is not a political football. We ask all councillors of all political colours to please come to the council meeting tomorrow with an open mind and to treat the future of our kids with respect. Please don’t play politics.”