A school bus company has this morning (26 September 2016) told students and parents that they have ceased trading.
In an open letter Tower Street Travel said:
1885 Ltd T/A Tower Travel of Tower House, Askham Fields Lane, Askham Bryan, York, YO23 3NU, has ceased trading with immediate effect.
We will be instructing the services of an licensed insolvancy practitioner, following the events occurring this weekend, and professional advise taken this evening.
This is not a decision that we have taken lightly and due to the nature of some of the events that have occurred this weekend that could not have been foreseen, we regret that we are no longer able to continue trading.
We will provide details of the insolvency practitioner as soon as practically possible and we will be transferring all your details to the insolvency practitioner and they will be in contact with yourself in due course.
Unfortunately as we have ceased all operations we will no longer be providing transport.
We advise all parents to contact the appropriate school to discuss contingency arrangements. their contact details are below:
St. John Fisher – Email: email@example.com Tel: (01423) 887254
Saint Aidan’s – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (01423) 885814
On behalf of all the Staff here, we would like to apologise for the situation, we do know that this decision will cause significant inconvenience with regards to transporting your children to school, but we do hope that you appreciate that this is not a decision that we have taken lightly and have found ourselves with no other viable option.
Tower Travel of York School Transport Team
St Aidans and Saint John Fishers heard from parents about the situation early this morning.
There are two buses and around 90 students.
R Pritchard Headteacher St John Fisher and J Wood Headteacher St Aidan’s have issued a joint statement:
Clearly we are very disappointed that the company did not contact us, and for the position parents find themselves in.
The two schools are working together to find a solution, and will be in contact with parents by the end of the day.
We are also contacting North Yorkshire LA to see if they will help the situation as these are North Yorkshire children and they need to be in school.