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Crowd safety concerns cancel school meets

Created on 04/02/2011 @ 10:59
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Public meetings at Llanfyllin and Llanfair Caereinion high schools to discuss education modernisation plans have been temporarily postponed amid concerns over crowd control.
The decision by Powys County Council follows the raising of safety concerns by some Powys secondary school headteachers due to the expected high turnout. The meetings were due to take place over the next two weeks but will now be rescheduled for later in the consultation period. This will give time to the council to address the heads’ concerns.
There are no plans to rearrange meetings in other towns.
“Clearly this is not an ideal situation,” commented Councillor David Jones, who is Board Member with responsibility for schools with the council. "However, these concerns have been raised by some of the head teachers in the county and we need to address them."
He added that separate meetings with staff and pupils in these schools would continue as planned.
Cllr Jones added that the public would, as a result, have extra time to study the proposals in the Consultation Document, which is available via the webpages.
The meetings that have been postponed are Ysgol Uwchradd Caereinion (Wednesday February 16th) and Llanfyllin High School (Thursday February 17th).
Mywelshpool will publish the new dates as soon as they are released by Powys County Council.
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