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Public meeting to be held over new Welsh medium school in Borras

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Jan 18th, 2018.

Local Councillor for Borras Debbie Wallice has organised a public meeting to discuss plans for a new Welsh medium school in Borras.

Proposals for the new school were put forward by Wrexham Council in September 2017 in a bid to help meet the growing demand for Welsh-medium education in the area.

The primary school would have capacity for 210 pupils and would be based at the old Hafod Y Wern school in Caia Park, initially accommodating 15 places for nursery and 15 places for reception classes from September 2019.

Eventually the school would move to the site of Borras infant school – which will be vacant once the amalgamation of pupils into the junior school building is complete.

Wrexham County Borough’s consultation on the proposal for a new Welsh Medium School in Borras is due to end shortly, on January 30th, an extended deadline.

With this in mind, Cllr Wallice  has organised a community meeting to give concerned residents the opportunity to voice their opinions to Cllr Phil Wynn – The Lead Member for Education, who will also be taking questions.

Cllr Debbie Wallice said: “After discussions with many residents over the past few months, it’s clear that this proposal is very controversial. I’m pleased that Councillor Wynn is able to attend our community meeting. It’s important that the Council are aware of as many different opinions and views as possible.”

She added: “Like many residents, I share the view that a new Welsh Medium primary school is needed in Wrexham, however there are concerns over the infrastructure of Borras Park and Rhosnesni, that’s why it is vital as many residents as possible attend the community meeting, they will have the chance to put questions to the Lead Member for education and express their concerns and interest in the proposal.”

The community meeting is to be held on Thursday 25th January at St John’s Church, Herbert Jennings Avenue, Wrexham. LL12 7YF.

The meeting will begin at 6pm and finish approximately 7pm with the note ‘refreshments will be provided’.

You can view the consultation documents on the Wrexham Council website here.

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