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Anger at plans to move adult education centre
11:45am Monday 7th October 2013 in News
Peter Symonds College, which runs the Adult Continuing Education (ACE) centre in Stoney Lane, Weeke, has been negotiating with Cala, developers of the 2,000- home estate on the greenfield site, for a plot to build new premises.
Now Liberal Democrat opposition spokesman for adult services, Councillor Jackie Porter, has hit out at the county council for failing to snap up the building to tackle the shortage of primary school places. The ACE centre was previously Weeke Infant School Cllr Porter said: “What a waste of a good solid building.
It already has a good school hall and playground space.”
She argued it would have cheaper and easier to enlarge Winnall Primary School by expanding onto the ACE centre than building a new primary school in Fulfood.
The county council is spending £7.6m building a new primary school at The Westgate in Fulfood and £1.2m expanding Winnall Primary School.
Councillor Peter Edgar, executive member for education at the county council, defended the council, saying: “We were clearly informed that Peter Symonds College had a continuing need for the building in Stoney Lane, it was therefore not considered further as an option.”
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