8th Apr, 2020

Emergency transport organised to help Upton-upon-Severn pupils get to school next week

Tristan Harris 21st Feb, 2020 Updated: 21st Feb, 2020

EMERGENCY transport has been organised to help pupils in Upton-upon-Severn get to school when pupils return on Monday after half-term.

Worcestershire County Council made the announcement to help children attending Hanley Castle High School after the unprecedented floods brought by Storm Dennis.

Coun Alan Amos, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways, said: “I’d like to thank our frontline staff for all of their help, advice and support to local communities across the county during some of the worst flooding we have seen for many years.

“With February half term drawing to a close, it is imperative during this unprecedented period of flooding that we ensure pupils are able to access their school.

“Therefore, we are providing a free shuttle bus providing a vital link for all pupils.”

He added it was excellent news that extra cash the authority had for bus subsidies could be used swiftly and flexibly in these kind of situations.

This will run from the New Street bus stop (opposite the White Lion Hotel) direct to Hanley Castle High School.

Collection time will be 08.10am from this one pick-up point and will return to this point at the end of the school day.

The service will be operational until Hanley Road is fully open.

An advice line and dedicated email address has also been set up to support those people affected.

A Flood Advice Line will be available on 01905 845676 or you can email floodadvice@worcestershire.gov.uk for advice.

A flood information centre has been set up in Tenbury, and plans are being finalised for similar face-to-face support for those areas.

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