Yesterday morning residents got in touch notifying me of the potential closure of our local Driving Theory Test Centre. After working with Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council to offer to the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) a free location to keep theory tests in Scunthorpe, we wrote to DVSA asking for the details of the potential closure.
It is therefore frustrating to see that the DVSA has rejected North Lincolnshire Council's offer for a free location, and for the first time, informing us of their decision to discontinue driving theory tests in Scunthorpe. This is damaging to our community and the excuses provided by DVSA are unacceptable. You can find DVSA's letter below.
This is unacceptable and will fight this. I will be working with Andrew Percy MP to write to the Transport Secretary and raise this with government.