A mum says she faces either paying her rent or paying her school transport costs.
“The situation is affecting lots of families on low incomes in rural areas,” said Jade Stickley.
The mum from Stourpaine said Tristan, nine, and Hayden, nine, were previously at Archbishop Wake Primary in Blandford but the family struggled with the cost of bus travel.
She looked for a school closer to home but was told Durweston Primary did not have any spaces.
So the family opted for Milldown Primary School and was given free buses passes because they were a low income family.
But now the free ride has come to an end.
However Dorset County Council has now told her that because they are not in the catchment area for Milldown, the children are no longer entitled to any form of subsided transport for the new term.
Perhaps Ms Stickley might regret having children that she couldn’t afford now, or in the future should her circumstances change?
But no. Someone else should pay, that’s the mantra instilled in the Stickleys of this world, practically from birth.