SEP 00] FUEL PROTESTS
Fuel Refills Means Shire Hall Crisis Is Over
Warwickshire schools and council services unexpectedly reopened
today, now that the fuel supply problems appear to be at an end.
motorists are still having trouble finding petrol, or have to
join long queues when they can find stations open, some local
authority services that were set to be closed today are open
closed on Friday night and were set to remain shut indefinitely
but were all open again today.
services restart tomorrow. And Stagecoach Midland Red is now
operating a full service again after curtailing evening and some
weekend services to save fuel.
were expected to be closed to day across the county, but some
schools in Nuneaton, Atherstone, and Coleshill announced over
the weekend they would be open after all.
council says all of its schools will be open tomorrow. A large
number, particularly in Rugby and Nuneaton, remain
closed, as staff and pupils are finding it difficult to get to
council spokesman said:
situation has changed over the weekend with some fuel now
and headteachers at the county council have been working over
the weekend to minimise disruption to schools.
vast majority of the schools are open today. In a largely
rural county where many children use school buses,
Warwickshire schools were adversely affected by the fuel
libraries were back to normal from today.
standards are operating as usual, but giving priority to people
with problems arising from the fuel crisis.
leader Ian Bottrill has written to staff thanking them for their
efforts over the recent problems.
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