PARENTS of severely disabled teenagers who have had transport to and from school withdrawn by council chiefs will be protesting at the town hall on Wednesday.

Sixteen teenagers who attend the sixth form at Brentwood in Timperley have been refused transport to and from school.

Brentwood caters for children with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and autism.

“My daughter can’t get from the front door to the car without supervision, “said Claire Lockwood who is Johnny Marr’s sister. “We would love it if she could walk to school or catch a bus like other teenagers but she can’t. Our children are extremely vulnerable and need extra support,” added Claire.

Johnny launched an attack on the council during his gig in Manchester last month and is now backing his sister and the group of parents fighting to have the decision reversed.

“Our children are amongst the most vulnerable in the borough. Trafford Council has the power to grant them transport to and from school under exceptional circumstances. If our children don’t fit into those exceptional circumstances I’m not sure who does,” said Sally Wheatman who is coordinating the parents’ group – Save Our School Bus, Trafford.

* The protest is due to take place at 7pm.