THERE is still time to submit views on proposals around changes to how transport to and from school or college for children operates in the county.

Hampshire County Council currently spends over £30 million on Home to School Transport (HtST) and Post-16 transport for 15,000 students in Hampshire.

The proposed changes, if agreed, would lead to a reduction in transport services that are provided at the county council’s discretion – above and beyond what the authority is legally required to deliver. 

This currently applies to under 1,000 young people.

The consultation on proposed changes to the Home to School Transport Service and Post-16 Transport Service is available online at and is open until midnight on Tuesday, 13 March. 

Following the close of the consultation in March, and analysis of the responses, a report on the feedback will be prepared for the county council’s executive lead member for children’s services, Councillor Keith Mans, to consider in May.

If agreed, any changes to the Home to School Transport and Post-16 Transport Services could be effective from September 1 this year.