Review of the year 2013: February

Lisa Zsentko and her son Stone Josephs

Lisa Zsentko and her son Stone Josephs

A school bus service was slammed by an angry parent in February.

Lee Searle, whose daughter travels from Stotfold to Samuel Whitbread Academy in Clifton, says the buses continually break down. Between the start of the school year in September and February this year, the buses had broken down four times. And on five other occasions he had to give other children from the town a lift to school because buses on other routes had broken down.

Central Beds council later suspended the school bus operator Landmark, saying it would re-tender for a new provider. But Landmark said engineers had checked all their buses and could find no faults.

A mum praised Keech Hospice after her little boy, who was given just days to live, survived meningitis.

Lisa Zsentko says that 15-month-old Stone survived thanks to the extraordinary love and care he was given at the hospice.

The little boy suffered a seizure at the beginning of November, and his heart stopped while he was being treated at Lister Hospital. Hospital staff said he was expected to die just a week later. But Stone defied their diagnosis.

Lisa said: “I totally believe in my heart if it wasn’t for Keech he wouldn’t be here.”

The family is now raising money for Keech Hospice Care and hopes to spread awareness of meningitis. You can find out more at www.facebook.com/StonesStoryMeningitisAwareness

Residents of Biggleswade roads attended a town council meeting to appeal for something to be done about commuter parking.

They feared that someone could be killed or seriously injured and called for yellow lines or parking permit schemes to be introduced to stop commuters parking hazardously.

Biggleswade Town Council is hoping to implement new parking restrictions following the ongoing Central Beds parking survey in the town.




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