Sussex parents' fears over bus route cuts

Parents from an East Sussex village have criticised a council decision to make cuts to a school bus service.

About 450 people from East Chiltington have handed a petition to East Sussex County Council against the proposals.

They are worried about the safety of about half a dozen children who will have to walk more than two miles along a narrow road to Chailey School.

East Sussex County County said it had carried out an independent safety assessment of the route.

It said the route was judged to be safe based on national standards which assume the child is accompanied by a responsible adult.

Stephen Israel, a parent of children at the school, said the road was not safe to walk as sections were unlit and without pavements.

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