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Bigger venue for Cabinet schools meeting

Created on 16/11/2011 @ 15:32

New proposals to modernise Powys’ secondary schools will be considered in a larger venue next week, after council chiefs agreed that County Hall in Llandrindod Wells would be too small for the crowds expected.

The proposals will now be considered by the County Council’s cabinet at the nearby Pavilion to allow more people to attend the meeting, with scores expected to travel down from the Welshpool area.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Michael Jones said: “The new proposals are a matter of great interest to the public and we have decided to move the meeting to the Pavilion to give as many people as possible an opportunity to attend.

“Although the venue can cater for considerably more people than County Hall there is a maximum allowed and places will be available on a first come first served basis. Doors will open at 9.30am and the meeting starts at 10am.

“Unfortunately there will not be parking available at the site but there is parking in the town and we are encouraging people to car share or use public transport where possible.”

The council has been developing radical proposals which it says will strengthen secondary education to meet the challenges of national curriculum changes, falling pupil numbers and economic pressures.

Cabinet Member for Learning and Leisure, Councillor Stephen Hayes unveiled the proposals last week, which focus on Welsh Medium secondary education, post-16 provision and improving collaboration between schools.
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