Was Llangennech a stand alone issue? No. Here’s why…

Some of you will have taken an interest in the recent row in Llangennech, near Llanelli, concerning the language status of Ysgol Llangennech. It’s been widely written about, but to get a real taste of the whole thing, visit Cneifiwr’s blog. Well, another, very similar row is brewing up here in north east Wales, which…

Ease pressures on DGH

Following the news that Ambulances were queuing 16 deep at Wrexham Maelor Hospital yesterday the North Wales Health Alliance have issued this brief statement: Mabon ap Gwynfor of the North Wales health Alliance said: “The closure of four community hospitals (1) has meant losing more than 50 community beds, which has placed further unnecessary pressure…

Ceiriog Valley education success

A community that refused to let its schools close has been praised after Ysgol Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog had a positive inspection report. The Estyn report for Ysgol Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, part of the Ceiriog Valley Federation, was given an overall ‘Good’ by the inspectors, which means that they have ‘many strengths and no important areas…

Wrexham ward has highest child poverty in Wales

Parts of Wrexham have the highest levels of child poverty in Wales, a new survey has shown. Today’s End Child Poverty Campaign report showed nearly a quarter of all children in Wrexham live in poverty and Plaid Cymru has called for a dramatic change in the UK Government’s spending priorities. They want nuclear missiles and the…

Parents’ fury over school bus cut on hazardous road

Parents of Garth School pupils living in Trevor are furious after receiving a last-minute letter from Wrexham Council telling them that their school bus was no longer available just weeks before the start of the new term. The council is insisting that they pay £50 per term for each pupil in advance or find their…

More than just education factories – WalesHome.org

Here’s an article i wrote for the Wales Home website. Thanks to the WalesHome team for editing and publishing. Diolch.  More than just education factories Schools are the beating hearts of local communities – and it is communities that should decide their fate HOW do you close a school? When should you close a school? Who…

Schools reorganisation

Denbighshire County Council have started on the process of reorganising education in Denbighshire. The schools under consideration are: Ysgol Maes Hyfryd, Cynwyd; Ysgol Bro Elwern, Gwyddelwern; Ysgol Llandrillo; Ysgol Carrog; Ysgol Glyndyfrdwy; Ysgol Betws Gwerfil Goch; and Ysgol Caer Drewyn, Corwen. The Cabinet decided to support the option that is being referred to as ‘rationalisation’.…