SADLY, THE RYEDALE BUS SERVICE HAS NOW BEEN SUSPENDED DUE TO SHORTAGE OF FUNDS AND VERY LOW STUDENT NUMBERS. SHOULD NUMBERS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE, THIS SERVICE MAY WELL RESUME IN THE FUTURE.
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK PERRY'S TRAVEL FOR THEIR SUPPORT OVER THE LAST SEVEN YEARS IN PARTICULAR.
FOR INFO ONLY:
In 2010 North Yorkshire County Council decided to withdraw the Music Centre buses subsidy and since then the Parents' Committee have set up a subcommittee based in Ryedale which is partially responsible for the funding of a Perry's bus to Music Centre from Malton via Pickering, Thornton le Dale and villages en route along the A170 on Saturday mornings. Help with costs has come from other sources including the Patrons' Fund, grants, fundraising and the possibility of extra concerts during the school year especially to contribute to this cause.
Scarborough Area Music Centre Parents Support Group are very grateful for grants from North Yorkshire Reward Fund administered by Two Ridings Community Foundation and Ryedale Area Committee to help run transport to Music Centre sessions and events.
There was a charge for this service of £60 per term, payable by cheque to 'EASY Band' and sent to Music Centre office at Sixth Form College or by standing order. Also a £20 per term discount was available for the second child of families using this bus (currently a 16 seater) - therefore the fare for two children was £100 per term.
The bus timetable was:
08.40 Greens Furniture shop, Newgate, Malton (returns approx 13.20pm)
08.55 Forest & Vale Hotel car park, Pickering (returns approx 13.05pm o/s Royal Oak)
09.00 Baldersons Cafe, Thornton Dale (returns approx 13.00pm)
09.30 Arrives at Sixth Form College (return journey approx 12.40pm)
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These will be on sale at future concerts for a minimum donation of £1