Issued at 6pm, Monday 12th June

JMC Taxis ceased trading yesterday with 29 contracts and 114 students being left without transport today.

Providing alternative providers has been difficult but by the end of the day officers have arrangements in place for half of the contracts which should start operating before the end of the week. There are few operators who have capacity to take on extra contracts or staff with the necessary safeguarding checks and training so providing alternative arrangements is proving a challenge. We are grateful for parents’ patience in this matter and we appreciate that parents are making alternative arrangements in the interim. Over the rest of the week we will try and finalise arrangements for all contracts and students. In the interim we will reimburse parents for the fuel costs; those wishing to follow this up should contact the Passenger Transport Unit on 01633 644777.

Obviously parents will wish to make individual enquiries but a further update will be published tomorrow.