King’s Lynn school headteacher hits out over bus delays

Major Road hold ups caused by Roadworks, this picture shows the approach to the Junction of North Street King's Lynn ANL-150701-081222009
Major Road hold ups caused by Roadworks, this picture shows the approach to the Junction of North Street King's Lynn ANL-150701-081222009
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A headteacher has criticised what he called “unacceptable” delays to pupils’ bus services, which are thought to have been caused by major roadworks.

King’s Lynn Academy principal Craig Morrison published a letter to parents on the school’s website on Wednesday, following hold-ups of up to 40 minutes in journeys from West Winch to the Queen Mary Road site.

Mr Morrison said he was “dismayed” at the situation and voiced concerns about a lack of action to fix the problem.

He added: “I have drafted a formal complaint to the council in addition to the previous concerns I have raised and I have requested a meeting with senior representatives from the council and Norfolk Green.”

He said he would also push for parents to be involved in any talks that take place.

County council officials believe the problems are related to the works at the junction of John Kennedy Road and North Street, which are expected to continue until mid-March.

A spokesman yesterday apologised for the problems, adding: “To try to alleviate the impact of the road works on local schools we have arranged with the bus operator that additional vehicles will be put in place.”

Norfolk Green managing director Andrew Dyer said the company had endured an “unprecedented” number of problems with buses in the past few days.

He said: “We are deploying extra resources to resolve outstanding issues and we would welcome a meeting with the Academy to discuss this and any other matters in more detail.

“We would like to apologise to all of our passengers for the inconvenience that these delays have caused and we are working hard to resolve these issues.”