Wirral MP to discuss future of Lyndale School

Wirral Globe: Wirral South MP Alison McGovern will chair a public meeting about the future of Lyndale School. Wirral South MP Alison McGovern will chair a public meeting about the future of Lyndale School.

THE future of a special needs school that faces closure will be discussed at a public meeting next month, chaired by Wirral South MP Alison McGovern.

Wirral Council dropped a bombshell in December when it announced it was to begin closure procedures at Lyndale School after a predicted “budget shortfall” of £72,000.

Despite pleas from parents, the council’s ruling cabinet gave the go-ahead to consult on the closure of the Eastham school earlier this month.

February 13 will see Alison McGovern MP chair a public meeting, giving those concerned a chance to share their views.

Ms McGovern said: “With the commencement of the consultation period on the future of Lyndale School I want to ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to contribute to the process.

“Everyone who has an interest in the school and who is concerned about educational provision for Wirral’s most severely disabled children is invited to attend.”

The meeting takes place in South Wirral High School’s drama studio from 6pm.

Those interested in attending should email alison@alisonmcgovern.org.uk or call 0151 645 6590 to register in advance.

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1:10am Wed 29 Jan 14

Wirralpleb says...

Is Alison MCGovern MP really the right person to chair this meeting to save Lyndale School,when it is the ruling Labour Group of Wirral who have requested the consultation and ultimately will decide if the school is to close.A deeper concern , even though hailed as a Public Meeting you will need to register your attendance so that a level of control can be exerted on who attends.Size of room etc will be quoted as to the need for you to do this.

Even the newly formed Constituency Panels have control,it's not a public meeting but a meeting that the public are invited to.

Sadly today the House of Lords have voted in such a way that the Gagging Bill to control lobbying will now become law.
Democracy is out of the window onto politicians laps .
Is Alison MCGovern MP really the right person to chair this meeting to save Lyndale School,when it is the ruling Labour Group of Wirral who have requested the consultation and ultimately will decide if the school is to close.A deeper concern , even though hailed as a Public Meeting you will need to register your attendance so that a level of control can be exerted on who attends.Size of room etc will be quoted as to the need for you to do this. Even the newly formed Constituency Panels have control,it's not a public meeting but a meeting that the public are invited to. Sadly today the House of Lords have voted in such a way that the Gagging Bill to control lobbying will now become law. Democracy is out of the window onto politicians laps . Wirralpleb
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10:00am Wed 29 Jan 14

AyVeeBee2013 says...

Mr Pleb is right. Ignore the fact that the school might be closing, be more concerned at the insidious subtext of asking for a list of attendees. this information will probably be passed on to the Security services to monitor texts and shopping habits. Rise up. Rise up good people of Wirral. An MP's concern for a outstanding school is not the issue here! Big Brother knowing the cost of my beans is!
Mr Pleb is right. Ignore the fact that the school might be closing, be more concerned at the insidious subtext of asking for a list of attendees. this information will probably be passed on to the Security services to monitor texts and shopping habits. Rise up. Rise up good people of Wirral. An MP's concern for a outstanding school is not the issue here! Big Brother knowing the cost of my beans is! AyVeeBee2013
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6:47pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Growl Tiger says...

Alison McGovern – nice lady – tea & sympathy – but when it comes to facing up to issues she simply melts, particularly when it comes to confronting bad decisions made by her own party.
Alison McGovern – nice lady – tea & sympathy – but when it comes to facing up to issues she simply melts, particularly when it comes to confronting bad decisions made by her own party. Growl Tiger
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