‘Fears allayed’ after Roundswell school meeting

Roundswell residents hear more about proposed Roundswell specialist learning centre from council and school authorities

FEARS over a new specialist learning centre at Roundswell in Barnstaple have been dispelled following a meeting to discuss residents’ concerns, according to a local county councillor.

Cllr Rodney Cann said the Roundswell Liaison Group was set up by Devon County Council at his request after concerns were raised over the school following the distribution of a leaflet in the area.

Mr Cann said the first meeting had proved a great success, as council and school representatives met with local people and businesses.

The new school will be named Springfield Court and authorities say it is a much needed new education centre which will support children and young people from North Devon with special needs or those who have additional needs.


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It will have places for 25 children aged 10-16 who already live in the area and currently attend local schools.

“The school is determined to be a good neighbour to the local community,” said Mr Cann.

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“The meeting was very successful and everyone who attended agreed that their fears had been allayed.”

He said they were keen to see wider membership of the Liaison Group, particularly younger residents and those with families, to help ensure that all were included and able to follow the progress at new centre.

When the centre is completed it is proposed to hold an open day so that people can see for themselves how it operates.

Anyone who would like to become involved with the Liaison Group can contact Mr Cann on (01271) 372998.

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