Last month the Liberal Democrats revealed plans by Stockport’s Council to close Queensgate Primary School in Bramhall.
The Conservative-backed Labour Council made no mention of these plans during the local elections.
Thanks to pressure from local residents and Liberal Democrat campaigners Tom Morrison and Ian Powney, Stockport Council has now started consultation which closes on Thursday 29 July 2021.
Tom Morrison has urged all parents and other residents who have views on this issue to
respond to the Online Survey which you can access at:
Local Lib Dem campaigner, Ian Powney says these plans should have been made public long ago and accused Stockport’s ruling Labour/Conservative coalition of gross incompetence.
“The alternatives put forward in the consultation are not well explained,” said Ian. “closing the existing Queensgate school is completely unacceptable as it would force long journeys on parents and children, with some families facing an extra 1.2 miles added to their commute.”
Tom Morrison, Parliamentary Spokesperson for Cheadle Constituency said, “These plans will add even more traffic to the busy roads around Woodford. Commuters are already facing long delays locally and this will just make matters worse. It’s a terrible idea to move Queensgate.”
Ian Powney welcomed the projected 2022 opening of the new Woodford school. “This will be a great asset not just for Woodford Garden Village but for young families across the whole of Woodford. But we need to keep Queensgate too.”