At this evening’s extraordinary parish meeting, the Council resolved on the subject of the free school:
1/ Immediately to inform the EFA, United Learning, Imperial College, KCC and ABC that the survey reveals strong opposition to a new school building being built in Wye, and that the Council will continue to argue strongly against this option.
2/ To report that very little information has been released about how the school will operate and its impact on Wye, and about any measures that might be adopted to limit its impact.
3/ To press for more information to be released and/or collected on this as a matter of great urgency, and with the relevant agencies working in close co-operation with the Parish Council and the village as a whole.
4/ To press for a deferment of the start date of a possible school till September 2014.
5/ To publish the results of the village free school survey as soon as possible: 130225 Free School Questionnaire report
6/ To hold an exhibition focusing on the development of the free school in due course so that the village as a whole can be kept abreast as to progress.
On other matters:
- The council received a report on the latest situation regarding Wyecycle: 130225 REPORT ON WASTE COLLECTION Concern was expressed by members of the public about the state of the Naccolt works. The council agreed to look into this.
- Councillor Bartley confirmed that a letter had been sent to Ashford Borough Council regarding the increase in precept and this had been acknowledged.