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Clacton: Mum slams council over school transport snub
7:30am Friday 21st February 2014 in News
A MUM-of-two who was barred from driving after suffering a seizure has slammed County Hall bosses for a school transport snub.
Teri Merritt, 29, of Langham Drive in Clacton, has criticized Essex County Council over the transport bus snub.
She still sends her children, aged seven and nine, to Walton Primary School despite moving from the area.
And she was driving them to and from school herself until she suffered a seizure 15 months ago.
Following the seizure Teri was barred from driving for six months and she was struggling to get the children to school.
With the help of Clacton MP Douglas Carswell she secured Home to School Transport, provided by Essex County Council, until she got her driving licence back.
But Teri had another seizure in December and this time had her licence suspended for a year.
She applied for the transport service again with letters of support from Douglas Carswell and Walton Primary School, but was rejected.
Teri said: “It just doesn’t make any sense, especially as we have had the transport before. It is very distressing but they don’t seem to care."
Essex County Council has not commented on the situation.