How important is punctuality these days?
By howardgem | Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 08:09
I noticed the other morniing several school children still waiting for their bus at 8.25am in Yelland.
I asked a friend who has a son at Park school in Barnstaple and she said that the bus is often late, in fact her son had been late for school at least four times in the first three weeks at school.
On further talking, it turns out that the Pilton bus is no better, actually breaking down and not even turning up at Instow the other morning, leaving several school children totally unaware that their bus was not coming.
What kind of message is this sending out to our youngsters about punctuality - ok a bus breaks down, that is an unforseen circumstance, but surely a bus being late to it's destination, on a regular basis, needs to be reassessed and one of the earlier buses perhaps could continue the run up to Park school from Barnstaple bus station.
They've rebranded themselves from Stagecoach to "The Wave" - if they continue to let people down it could be a wave goodbye!