Northumberland’s Labour leader says it’s vital that people in Widdrington, Hadston and Amble have their say on the future of education in their area.

Scott Dickinson said: “Schools belong to the people living in the area, not the Conservative-led council. The consultation on our small community schools is really important. People need to understand what a primary and secondary system versus the current first, middle and high would look like.”

Northumberland County Council has said it will be holding a public event to answer questions about the consultation on school reorganisation in Widdrington, Hadston and Amble.

The event will take place on Saturday 11 June 2022 from 10am until 3pm in the Amble Masonic Hall, Gloster Hill, The Wynd, Amble NE65 0LN.

Scott added: “I have asked if more local meetings can take place for affected areas like Hadston, Widdrington and Red Row because it’s difficult to get to meetings, find out information or express an opinion on the future of your schools if you have no car. The time also excludes people working during the day on a Saturday.

“I would urge people to remember that the Conservative councillors have not decided. It’s absolutely vital to make your voices heard. Anyone can; it’s for the whole community to decide.

“These are your schools.”

Northumberland Labour Leader Scott Dickinson
Northumberland Labour Leader Scott Dickinson
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