After tireless work and campaigning by Lib Dem Councillors Richard Stanley and Helen Munro, Bishop’s Cleeve Parish Council, and local residents from across the area, Gloucestershire County Council has finally agreed to build the much-needed new primary school near to the new homes at the north of Bishop’s Cleeve.
The Conservative-run County Council had originally planned to build the school on Kayte Lane - a site located on the opposite side of the village, that is clogged with traffic, and prone to flooding - but thanks to the efforts of local people the site will now be built close to the new developments, meaning children can walk and cycle to school instead of needing to be driven there on our increasingly busy roads.
The Liberal Democrat have requested that Gloucestershire County Council ensure that residents are meaningfully consulted on the location of the new school before building begins - something County Council candidate Alex Hegenbarth will be keeping on top of in the months ahead.
Alex said "I personally want to thank Richard and Helen, and all those involved, for their hard work and dedication in making the County Council see sense. The Liberal Democrats will always put our community first and it is great to see a team of local people come together to help safeguard the future of our village."