At the last Parish Council meeting two residents attended to discuss the lack of school transport for sixth formers. The Parish Council invited our local Councillor Alan White to the meeting and he explained the background to Staffordshire County Council’s decision not to allow these pupils to use spare seats on the school coach. The parents explained the difficulties this was causing for several families in Edingale. The Parish Council argued that the lack of any public transport in the village made a change in the policy essential for Edingale. It is important that all families affected now and those with children who will enter sixth form over the next few years should complete Staffordshire’s survey on this before October 12th. Those currently affected should register their interest with the student transport team. Cllr White explained that he would continue to look at how best to resolve this and was in regular contact with transport operators and others. The Parish Council contacted Christopher Pincher MP after the meeting to express these concerns and received an informative reply. More information can be found on https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/Schooltransport/VacantSeats/temporaryvacantseatscheme.aspx