Officials from Fife Council’s Transportation Service have proposed a solution to the difficulties facing primary school pupils wishing to use the service bus in Kelty after recent changes to local bus services meant that pupils could no longer get the bus to school in the morning.
The Council is suggesting that pupils from the top side of the village can travel on service 79A to Kelty Primary School and for St Josephs pupils to Kelty Cross and then walk the short distance up to school with the supervision of “lollipop officers”. For those pupils living in the east of the village, it is proposed to make a 15 minute change to the timing of Service 17B which could bring pupils from the Black Road area of Kelty to St Josephs School in time for the bell at 9am.
Councillor Alex Rowley, who had taken up the concerns of parents with the transport authority, said: “I am pleased that the Council has listened and responded to the needs of residents and young children. I will be informing parents about the proposed changes to try and accommodate children wishing to use the bus to get to school and I hope this can be in place for the winter weather starting.”