Saturday, March 04, 2006

School closure decisions called-in

The bonkers decisions by Lincolnshire County Council to press ahead with closing and merging infant and junior schools despite have been called-in by councillors.

I can reveal that by the deadline on Thursday there were 20 call-in notices lodged with the council.

That's easily a record for a call-in, which themselves are rare at Lincolnshire County Council.

As well as Labour, LibDem and Independent councillors requesting call-in, all the Added members have also asked for the decisions to be overturned.

These are church representatives and parent governors. One of them described the decisions as "palpable nonsense".

Sadly, the Conservative back benchers who voted against school closures last week, decided not to go for call-in.

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