"HANDS OFF PELLS SCHOOL" SAYS SHIRLEY

“The Tory Council can’t be allowed to axe our community school”, says Shirley Sains, Lib Dem candidate in the Castle by-election for Lewes Town Council.

“I’m really concerned by news that East Sussex County Council plan to close Pells School in August 2017. I and many others are outraged by this and I will fight to try and make sure this much needed school stays open. My three children went to Pells School and having lived in Lewes as a Landport resident for 49 years I know how much people on Landport value this school.”

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“The School currently has 88 pupils. With more than 400 homes due to be built in nearby North Street and another 79 directly across the river at Southdowns Road, the Town cannot afford to lose these primary school places. I’m glad to see 610 have already signed the petition to keep the School open and that there will be a protest lobby at the County Council’s meeting next Tuesday.”

East Sussex County Council announced plans to close Pells School, Lewes and Rodmell School last week, subject to consultation and permission from the Secretary of State.