Councillor Martin Plackett writes: As many folk will have read it is the WHF of Schools intention to close the Bramcote School situated by the cricket ground in Bramcote Park. The School buildings are in the words of the Headmaster ‘not fit for purpose’, and the plan is to move the pupils at the beginning of the Autumn term 2017 into refurbished College buildings off Moor Lane. A new 6th Form Centre on the site of the old Hills School is also planned within the same timescale. Monies to fund this project the Federation are hoping to raise from the sale of the Bramcote School site.
The newly formed Bramcote Ward Neighbourhood Forum, have been tasked at their well attended (102 attendees including Cllr John Doddy and myself) inaugural meeting with the production of a Neighbourhood Plan. (A Plan if approved by residents in a Referendum would form part of the Broxtowe Borough Council Plan) The Forum as part of their continuing consultation with residents will be at the Hemlock Happening on the 11th June. Why not become involved as the Forum formulates a plan of how residents would like to see Bramcote look in the years to come. Seek out their Chairman Paul Nathaniel or one of the Forum Steering Group at the Hemlock Happening with YOUR ideas for development or NOT in Bramcote and in particular on the Bramcote School site.