to close Green Lane Junior School and to turn West End and Sandy Lane
Infant Schools into all through Juniors has been confirmed by Monmouthshire
The decision has split the local community. A group of parents from Green
Lane have created a pressure group Pact (Parents and Children Together)
and intend to approach the Welsh Assembly after the County Council rejected
their 1,000 signature petition. A smaller petition was submitted from
parents supporting the council's proposals. Green Lane parents have levelled
much of their criticism at local councillor Bill Edwards who, although
a governor of Green Lane, voted on the council for its closure. He has
argued that by retaining the two other schools, parents will ultimately
have greater choice.
There have been suggestions that the Green Lane site will be used for
a new Welsh Medium School in place of the temporary accommodation at Sudbrook.
IN WITH THE NEW,
OUT WITH THE OLD
A new £1 million science block has
been opened at Caldicot Comprehensive School. The opening came just before
the retirement of head teacher John Norwood, who retired at the end of
term after 22 years at the school.
Caldicot police have said that a used syringe found in
the park at Birbeck Road was more likely to have been used by a diabetic
than by a drug addict.
GOING LIKE A BOMB
Jenny Frost of girl band Atomic Kitten was banned for driving
and fined £400 by Chepstow magistrates after being caught speeding at
110 mph on the M4 at Caldicot.
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