In a rather surprising turn of events, with recent news from Cornwall live, taxis from as far away as Essex and Shropshire have been transporting children to North Petherwin Primary School in Cornwall, leaving parents and locals astonished.
One parent, Adam Paynter, was taken aback when he discovered that a taxi had travelled 300 miles from Essex to pick up his son for the four-mile journey to school. Another driver, assigned to transport three other pupils to the same school, had driven nearly 250 miles from Shropshire.
Cornwall Council has explained that the taxi company is local but is in the process of establishing itself in Cornwall. During this transition, they have temporarily enlisted drivers from other regions who have already undergone safety checks.
Cornwall Council stated that the taxi company is working to establish itself in Cornwall and is in the process of hiring local drivers. The council clarified that it is not covering the costs of the drivers’ travel or accommodation, emphasising that this is a temporary solution until local drivers are available.
For now, it appears that students at North Petherwin may continue to see taxis from far-off places arriving to take them to school, despite the ongoing debate about the cost and environmental impact of this arrangement.
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