HOPE FOR NEW SCHOOLS
Monmouthshire County Council has approved plans for the demolition and rebuilding of its four comprehensive schools, including Caldicot. The new schools will be designated “community learning centres”. The rebuilding programme will be heavily dependent upon funding from the Welsh Assembly Government, which would be expected to contribute about 70% of the cost.
The Council also took another step towards the building of a new primary school. Following the completion of the consultation process, the cabinet approved plans to issue statutory notices for the closure of Green Lane Junior and West End Infant and Nursery Schools and to open a new school with 210 primary places and 60 nursery places on the Green Lane site. The proposal will cut the number of surplus school places in Caldicot by 117. The new school is expected to cost £7 million, of which £5.6 million will come from the Welsh Assembly Government and £1.4 million from MCC.
UNDER FIRE OVER STATE OF ROADS
SAFETY OF SWANS
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