Labour’s Stakeford councillor has welcomed the news that a school badly in need of replacement is finally going to be rebuilt.
Julie Foster, who is also representative for Children and Young People in Labour’s shadow cabinet, has been lobbying anyone and everyone about the need to rebuild Ringway Primary School. Julie is delighted to see the Council finally listening and putting Ringway on the priority list but will be Government listen?
Julie will continue to work with Labour MP Ian Lavery and the county council for benefit of Ringway Primary School in Stakeford and hope that the Government are compelled to act and give a share of the money.
Julie said: “The Tories scrapped Labour’s school building programme which would have resulted in upgrading of schools according to their need.
“This shameful act left headteachers and staff wondering how long they would be expected to provide vital education to future generations in substandard buildings.
“Investment in school buildings is long overdue. Our children and those who teach and care for them deserve decent facilities.
“The rebuilding of Ringway Primary School is an exciting opportunity to provide a modern and appropriate setting for bringing the very best out of our young people.”
Leader of the Labour Group Cllr Scott Dickinson said: “Julie and other councillors will continue to have my unwavering support to deliver new schools in communities that need them.
We have seen the local Conservative Council favour all other areas at the expense of places like Astley, Amble and others who are all years behind the original rebuild scheme with Labour.
All our children wherever they come from deserve the very best start in life, a school is much more than a place to educate in our communities.”.