Friday, 16 January 2009

New school for Llanelli?

Following the announcement that the Chancellor of the Exchequer is making additional funds available for new capital projects, Plaid Cllr Huw Lewis has suggested that an additional Welsh school for Llanelli should be a priority. The County Council recently rejected a call for such an additional school on cost grounds, but Cllr Lewis argues that this objection is no longer valid.

“The demand for more Welsh-medium provision in Llanelli is clear and recognised,” said Cllr Lewis. “When I raised this at the last meeting of the county council, I was told that there was no scope within the county council’s capital spending programme for an additional school. But this week, the Chancellor has announced an additional £140million for capital spending in Wales. I think Carmarthenshire County Council should make an immediate bid for part of that for a much-needed additional school in Llanelli.”

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