Anger over Cadeby bus withdrawal

Residents of Cadeby are angry after their bus service was cancelled. Pictured on Cadeby Lane are l-r Russell Coburn, John Bean, Sue Bean, Louis Ford, Celia Ford and Phil Draeger. Front l-r Taylor Coburn, six and Charlie Bean, five. Picture: Marie Caley D5351MC
Residents of Cadeby are angry after their bus service was cancelled. Pictured on Cadeby Lane are l-r Russell Coburn, John Bean, Sue Bean, Louis Ford, Celia Ford and Phil Draeger. Front l-r Taylor Coburn, six and Charlie Bean, five. Picture: Marie Caley D5351MC
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School children have been left stranded after the withdrawal of the only village bus service.

And Doncaster ratepayers could now be left to foot the bill for taxis to ferry pupils to neighbouring schools two miles away.

Stagecoach Yorkshire cancelled the 224 service in June following a consultation where it determined that it has very low usage.

Cadeby bus action group spokesman, Cynthia Simpson said: “Doncaster council is now legally obliged to provide taxis to and from the village to Sprotbrough Orchard and Sprotbrough Copley schools. “The final cost to Doncaster ratepayers will depend on how many parents request the taxi service this year but it could easily run into several thousands of pounds annually.”

Doncaster Council said it did not expect its obligation to provide transport to pupils would greatly affect taxpayers.