Thursday, 24 June 2010

School transport vote

Tonight's extraordinary meeting of the full council saw a recorded vote of 24-20 calling for the Executive Board to reconsider the decision on scrapping free school transport to schools that aren't the nearest destination.

Although the Chirk connection with Dinas Bran has had the lion's share of attention, there were several other areas affected too, not least Caia Park. Pupils from the Gwenfro catchment area have been historically designated as serving Ysgol Clywedog despite Rhosnesni School being closer. That was enough for all four Caia councillors present - Marc Jones, Carrie Harper, Keith Gregory and Ron Prince - to vote against, as did other independents, one Tory and Labour.

The Executive Board will now meet on Tuesday to decide on the future of free school transport in Wrecsam.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to know how the 'social engineering' of Gwenfro School came about. It was clear that Labour knew all about it but no one else. Another Labour ambush fails!