MUM Suzy Holliday was left angry and bemused when she was told by Wiltshire Council that her eight-year-old son Dylan would no longer be dropped outside their house by the school bus.

Instead she was told the bus would stop on the opposite side of the busy A4 at West Kennet which she thinks would have to put her own life and that of her three-year-old daughter Mable in danger by crossing the busy road each afternoon.

She said: “The road is so busy and so dangerous. It would mean putting my daughter in her buggy and trying to get across the road.

“The bus does not always come at the same time. It can be anything from 3.15pm to 3.45pm.”

Until the beginning of this term a school bus that takes pupils from Kennet Valley Primary School had dropped him outside his home at Honeysuckle Cottage.

But a new company took over the route and the drop off point changed. On the first day of the new term last week Dylan was dropped on the other side of the road.

She said: “Luckily for us there was a helper on the bus to guide him across the road.”

“Dylan’s bus pass printed by Wiltshire council clearly states ‘Honeysuckle Cottage’ and we expect him to be dropped here as previously.”

But she was told that in future she would have to be waiting on the far side of the road.

But after she complained Wiltshire Council informed her the change would not be enforced until after half-term.

Cabinet member Bridget Wayman said: “When we renew bus contracts we also carry out safety checks to ensure pupils can cross the road safely from any new drop off or pick up point.

“We have been talking to the parent and in response we have asked the County Road Safety Officer to carry out some additional checks.

“If the officer agrees it is safe to cross the road then the changes will be brought in after October half term.

“If the officer has concerns then the bus will stay with the original route.”