Nearly always late
A CONCERNED parent claims that the First-operated service bringing his 12-year-old daughter home from St Ives School is constantly running late.
Kevin Hughes, who is also a Towednack parish councillor and lives at Halsetown, says that the rescheduled 3.25pm No 16 service from the school, which travels to Penzance via Halsetown and Nancledra, has been late on five of the first six days it has operated since half-term.
"On average the bus is running 20 to 30 minutes late," he said. "Not only does this cause considerable concern for parents, it also means that the children have to wait all that time in the cold and the wet as there is no shelter at the school.
"I really can't understand why it should be late it goes straight through St Ives and out to Halsetown. I've also learned that the bus is scheduled to leave Penzance bus station to get to the school at 2.25pm.
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"That gives plenty of time – an hour – to get to St Ives so there is no excuse for it being 20 or 30 minutes late."
A First spokesman said the issue was due to be discussed at a review meeting with Cornwall Council transport officers today.