Moving our high school is a terrible idea

First published in Letters

WHAT a terrible idea to move the school from its central location in order to fill the site with yet more housing, and against its wishes.

This is a vital green lung for the town, and is easily accessible for the town children.

If it were moved where would it go – the other side of the bypass?

I would hate to think that this was all down to money. I would hope that the town council would consider more carefully the wishes of the community, rather than merely taking an easy option of catering for the demands for new housing.

We must keep this town the wonderful place it is in which to live.

Susan Cooper

Ledbury

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2:00pm Wed 30 Jul 14

colin grazier says...

sir I am trying to contact my stepsister patricia ann goode . she was born in colwall in 1937 her last known address war droitwich . Iv,e not seen her since 1955 . would anyone who could help me please contact me on J.G.sewing@gmail.com . my name is Jennifer grazier (nee goode) thankyou from Jennifer grazier 25 Hartford road Bromsgrove b602hq
sir I am trying to contact my stepsister patricia ann goode . she was born in colwall in 1937 her last known address war droitwich . Iv,e not seen her since 1955 . would anyone who could help me please contact me on J.G.sewing@gmail.com . my name is Jennifer grazier (nee goode) thankyou from Jennifer grazier 25 Hartford road Bromsgrove b602hq colin grazier
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7:31pm Wed 30 Jul 14

THE FACTS says...

So do you have any particular school in mind? One in worcestershire or Herefordshire perhaps?
So do you have any particular school in mind? One in worcestershire or Herefordshire perhaps? THE FACTS
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11:29am Fri 1 Aug 14

Terry Walpole says...

Which school? Where's it going? Is it nice there? I bet it is. Can I come too?
Which school? Where's it going? Is it nice there? I bet it is. Can I come too? Terry Walpole
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11:46am Sat 2 Aug 14

Rosemary Thyme says...

What is it with this town and people so against progression - The school is like many of the town councillors, way past its sell by date and has seen better days.

There will undoubtedly come a time, sooner rather than later when both primary school and high school will simply not be big enough to cope with demand - both are nightmare traffic cases at school opening and leaving times as it is now, both will eventually need to relocate to bigger and grander sites

My money is on some interesting development coming to the fore when the UBL/Heineken site eventually becomes redundant, let's not forget that it is not only the factory site that is owned by Heineken but also much of the surrounding land that borders the current site - ideal for a new school, supermarket, sports centre/swimming pool and God knows don't the people and residents of Ledbury and the surrounding areas need such infrastructure

Stop pooh poohing everything that suggests progression and think of the future generations of Ledbury rather than accept the tunnel vision outlook of the rather staid and antiquated NIMBYs that seem to frequent these letters pages
What is it with this town and people so against progression - The school is like many of the town councillors, way past its sell by date and has seen better days. There will undoubtedly come a time, sooner rather than later when both primary school and high school will simply not be big enough to cope with demand - both are nightmare traffic cases at school opening and leaving times as it is now, both will eventually need to relocate to bigger and grander sites My money is on some interesting development coming to the fore when the UBL/Heineken site eventually becomes redundant, let's not forget that it is not only the factory site that is owned by Heineken but also much of the surrounding land that borders the current site - ideal for a new school, supermarket, sports centre/swimming pool and God knows don't the people and residents of Ledbury and the surrounding areas need such infrastructure Stop pooh poohing everything that suggests progression and think of the future generations of Ledbury rather than accept the tunnel vision outlook of the rather staid and antiquated NIMBYs that seem to frequent these letters pages Rosemary Thyme
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