Whitchurch rallies behind its schools

07/12/09

 There has been a huge response to the Whitchurch campaign to support our local schools. In addition to public meetings people have been signing petitions and writing to object to the plans.

The message to the council is clear. The people of Whitchurch believe that there is enough demand for both Eglwys Newydd and Eglwys Wen to be retained, that our high school should not be punished for the failings of others and our Welsh medium school requires investment.

Your councillors for Whitchurch, together with Jonathan Morgan AM and Jonathan Evans, are working as a team to defeat these plans. “We want to restate our support for our Whitchurch schools. We are giving our full backing to the campaigns led by parents and governors, and strongly believe that the Lib Dems and Plaid simply don’t like successful schools and parental choice”, commented Jonathan Evans.

In a new development the Labour Party voted against our high school’s plan to gain foundation status. We support Whitchurch High School and believe that foundation status will help protect the school and the education opportunities of local children.

Councillor Tim Davies commented: “Labour, the Lib Dems and Plaid are all against Whitchurch. We hoped this wouldn’t be political but their actions put them on the wrong side of the argument. I can’t believe that they don’t want to protect our high school.”

What we are doing next:
Encouraging people to write to object to the plans.
We will be out in the village collecting signatures.

Please get involved, Whitchurch needs to be united to defeat this attack on our education system.