Culcheth Sixth Form closure faces opposition

Warrington Guardian: Clr Chris Vobe Clr Chris Vobe

THE closure of Culcheth Sixth Form will be met with strong opposition from a number of councillors at a scrutiny meeting to take place later this year.

Following a decision by the council’s executive board to support the school’s governing body’s decision to shut down the sixth form, Clr Chris Vobe (Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft - LAB) has called for the matter to be debated in a public meeting.

Clr Vobe argues that professional advice has not been given enough consideration and that the decision lacks clarity and alternative options have not been considered.

He said: “Scrutiny is an important part of our council’s democratic process, as it allows elected councillors a further opportunity to consider issues after the council’s executive board has made a decision, and for those who represent a given area to present an alternative view point on behalf of their community.

“I believe that there are a number of important points which need greater consideration and, to that end, I have initiated this call in. I am pleased that it has been counter-signed by 15 other councillors, from across all three political parties.”

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12:13pm Mon 23 Jun 14

gordon holt says...

it will have the same fate as Woolston high if the South of Warrington have their way, and they will
it will have the same fate as Woolston high if the South of Warrington have their way, and they will gordon holt
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