Peter Markham (no login) Posted Jun 9, 2012 7:53 AM
The idea that the demand for primary school places can have radically changed within a year is laughable. It is far more likely that LCC were reluctant to pay for teacher's salaries. Even before Elsea Park was built Guy Cudmore was telling us our two schools had a far higher roll count than anywhere else in the county. Authority have been in Denial.
I also recall something Bob said here 5 years ago. That all our expectant mums have to trudge off to Peterborough to find a maternity unit. He suggested that statistically all those births were counted in Cambridgeshire, not Lincolnshire.
The Elsea Park school should have been built when the first houses were built.
But why was the planning gain agreed only for a primary school? The town will, perforce, need the same number of secondary places. Who is going to pay for that? Will that decision be left too late too?
We really do employ a legion of jack-asses to run our affairs, don't we?