Parents of children facing a school bus cancellation are threatening direct action if Cornwall Council goes ahead and cuts the service as planned.

Since the Packet's report on Tuesday about the bus linking Mawnan and Constantine children to the main Truro College route, Cornwall Council has said it is reviewing the decision to cancel.

Meanwhile, more than 70 people gathered at a meeting in Constantine Church Hall on Wednesday night to discuss plans to save the service.

Mum Lucy Jewson said: "Everybody from the meeting resolved that they would appeal, and we will take direct action if we don't get the right answer in the next few days."

She added that the council's decision to review the policy was a "chink of light".

Cornwall Councillor for Budock, Mawnan and Constantine John Bastin and a representative from George Eustice MP's office attended the meeting and showed their support for the campaign.

After the Packet's request for a comment from the council on Monday, a spokesperson responded on Wednesday saying: "Our policy is that only those living more than five miles from their nearest pick up/drop off point for college buses should qualify for link transport. This policy is now being applied to Constantine and Mawnan as it has been applied to other areas of Cornwall.

"However, we are listening to the concerns of parents and we’re reviewing our decision in this case to make sure the policy has been correctly applied."

In a separate email to Lucy, Cornwall Councillor's cabinet member for transport Geoff Brown said: "I am now aware of your particular concerns at Constantine and will be revisiting this decision with officers to ensure that we are treating everyone in Cornwall in a fair and reasonable manner."

More to follow.