School bus passes
Nearly 5,000 bus passes have been posted out for secondary school pupils ready for September.
Anyone who has not yet received their pass is urged to contact the council immediately.
Executive board member responsible for environment, Cllr Hazel Evans, said: “Some families may have changed address during the last year and have forgotten to tell us, which means their travel passes could have been sent to the old address. I would urge anyone who hasn’t received their passes yet to get in touch with us as soon as possible so that officers have time to deal with the requests before school starts again in September.”
Parents who think their child is eligible for free transport but haven’t yet applied, are being urged to submit their applications online at www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/schooltransport as soon as possible. It is now too late to be added to the arrangements for the start of the new term, but if eligible the Council will try to accommodate as soon as possible.
Parents are also urged to ensure that the stopping details shown on the travel passes are correct, as bus and taxi drivers will only be able to pick up and drop off pupils at the locations shown on their travel passes, and the vehicles will only stop at the points show on the timetables, which are available online at www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/schooltransport
Around 400 passes for primary school pupils will be posted out in the coming weeks.