Deadline approaches for Haverfordwest and St Davids schools consultations

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The deadline is fast approaching for Pembrokeshire County Council’s consultation into the future of education in the St Davids area and secondary education in the Haverfordwest area.

The preliminary consultation, which looks at multiple options for the way forward, will end on Monday, March 31st.

All comments must be received by 5pm on this date.

If you want to take part, you can read the consultation documents on Pembrokeshire County Council’s website and give your views at www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/haveyoursay

In particular, parents of children in primary schools which feed into secondary schools in Haverfordwest or St Davids are urged to make their views known.

This is the first phase of a three-part consultation on education provision in the St Davids area and secondary education in the Haverfordwest area.

Five public meetings have already taken place in St Davids, Fishguard and Haverfordwest, chaired by Councillor Huw George, Deputy Leader of Pembrokeshire County Council. The process (subject to Cabinet approval at each stage) consists of: preliminary consultation on multiple options, statutory consultation on the preferred option/s; and finally the publication of a statutory notice which outlines the Council’s decision.

• If you’d prefer to have a paper copy of the consultation document, you can request one by phoning the County Council’s contact centre on 01437 764551.

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2:06pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Doc Malik says...

Why isn't the Cabinet Member for Education involved in the public meetings? Is he too ashamed to face the public?
Why isn't the Cabinet Member for Education involved in the public meetings? Is he too ashamed to face the public? Doc Malik
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6:41pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Tttoommy says...

why bother with public consultation?

just ask bryn what he's decided
why bother with public consultation? just ask bryn what he's decided Tttoommy
  • Score: 3

11:18am Mon 24 Mar 14

Penfro says...

By all accounts the consultation documents have ben sent out with the preferred options already ticked. All that respondents have to do is sign the form. No need to think for yourself, PCC/BJP has already done the thinking for you.
By all accounts the consultation documents have ben sent out with the preferred options already ticked. All that respondents have to do is sign the form. No need to think for yourself, PCC/BJP has already done the thinking for you. Penfro
  • Score: 4

1:44pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Mycroft. says...

In the miid 2000's Pembrokeshire County Council were closing down any school particularly the Infant/Junior ones. My Son attended Penally VC School and they closed that one as well !

"Public Consultation" is just a tick box exercise as Penfro pointed out, and the public can rally all they like it won't change the dynamics on what is really a decision already decided.

The fact is Pembrokeshire County Council's Education Department is full to the rafters with their documentation on every aspect within their complex, every child deserves an Education and in an ideal world village schools would have remained open for starters.

Instead we have the WAG which takes the orders from London, and little by little our local Council wheel out their cost saving jargon. Really speaking they don't give an ant's pants if it goes either way.

What I can not fathom is if they want to save money, why send the pupils from one school. It would need many pounds to upgrade the host school - to me that is more than waste !
In the miid 2000's Pembrokeshire County Council were closing down any school particularly the Infant/Junior ones. My Son attended Penally VC School and they closed that one as well ! "Public Consultation" is just a tick box exercise as Penfro pointed out, and the public can rally all they like it won't change the dynamics on what is really a decision already decided. The fact is Pembrokeshire County Council's Education Department is full to the rafters with their documentation on every aspect within their complex, every child deserves an Education and in an ideal world village schools would have remained open for starters. Instead we have the WAG which takes the orders from London, and little by little our local Council wheel out their cost saving jargon. Really speaking they don't give an ant's pants if it goes either way. What I can not fathom is if they want to save money, why send the pupils from one school. It would need many pounds to upgrade the host school - to me that is more than waste ! Mycroft.
  • Score: 2

3:50pm Mon 24 Mar 14

seaveiw says...

Penfro wrote:
By all accounts the consultation documents have ben sent out with the preferred options already ticked. All that respondents have to do is sign the form. No need to think for yourself, PCC/BJP has already done the thinking for you.
Wonder who this time,were they delivered in a brown envelope. Love to know who sent them oit and to whom. Was hoping that the council would redeem themselves by acting objectively but I don't think they can.
[quote][p][bold]Penfro[/bold] wrote: By all accounts the consultation documents have ben sent out with the preferred options already ticked. All that respondents have to do is sign the form. No need to think for yourself, PCC/BJP has already done the thinking for you.[/p][/quote]Wonder who this time,were they delivered in a brown envelope. Love to know who sent them oit and to whom. Was hoping that the council would redeem themselves by acting objectively but I don't think they can. seaveiw
  • Score: 3

7:02pm Wed 26 Mar 14

seaveiw says...

Penfro wrote:
By all accounts the consultation documents have ben sent out with the preferred options already ticked. All that respondents have to do is sign the form. No need to think for yourself, PCC/BJP has already done the thinking for you.
Now we know who the consultation should be regarded as void how dare this man who only recently moved here be allowed to swing the results. How he had the audacity to think he could get away with it is hard to believe,come on P.C.C. show us you can be democratic and impartial in your discussions
[quote][p][bold]Penfro[/bold] wrote: By all accounts the consultation documents have ben sent out with the preferred options already ticked. All that respondents have to do is sign the form. No need to think for yourself, PCC/BJP has already done the thinking for you.[/p][/quote]Now we know who the consultation should be regarded as void how dare this man who only recently moved here be allowed to swing the results. How he had the audacity to think he could get away with it is hard to believe,come on P.C.C. show us you can be democratic and impartial in your discussions seaveiw
  • Score: 4

8:07am Thu 27 Mar 14

Mycroft. says...

Now that is a big "Ask" seaview !
Now that is a big "Ask" seaview ! Mycroft.
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10:53am Thu 27 Mar 14

Penfro says...

Of course, they don't need to be democratic or impartial, they just need to consult.

Consultation: a process by which the public's input on matters affecting them is sought.

Input sought, input ignored, now we'll do what we've already planned.

You good people of Pembrokeshire, don't think you have a say in what goes on, you don't! The only say that you have is at the ballot box and after that you can crawl back under your stone and do as you are told.
Of course, they don't need to be democratic or impartial, they just need to consult. Consultation: a process by which the public's input on matters affecting them is sought. Input sought, input ignored, now we'll do what we've already planned. You good people of Pembrokeshire, don't think you have a say in what goes on, you don't! The only say that you have is at the ballot box and after that you can crawl back under your stone and do as you are told. Penfro
  • Score: 4

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