Abronhill High campaigners hit out at poor press tone
Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 00:22 GMT on Monday 4th February, 2013.
Picture is copyright of Scott Campbell/ Cumbernauld Media.

ABRONHILL High School campaigners, fighting for the school’s continued survival have heavily criticised the tone and language of press coverage over council recommendations which suggest that Abronhill High School should shut next year. 

Campaigners have hit back and the language of some articles claiming that the articles conclude that the school’s closure is signed and sealed.

In particular, campaigners have hurried to declare such articles as inaccurate – adding that the decision has yet to be made on the future of the school, with the council’s Learning and Leisure Services committee due to meet on February 6th. 

Via the campaign’s Facebook, one of the campaign figureheads, Dominic Toye said: “Just to let people know, Abronhill will not allow NLC [North Lanarkshire Council] to close our school, even if it its delayed a year, please do not be fooled by the delay it still means closure and the decimation of our community. THE FIGHT IS STILL ON.”

Campaigners have rallied around the call and have been bombarding Councillors who will be sitting on the Learning and Leisure Services Committee with e-mails, pleading with them to recognise and side with the “unprecedented responses” received during the council’s consultation exercise.

For one local resident, however, the whole saga has put the final nail in the coffin for Cumbernauld’s continued control under North Lanarkshire Council.

Dereck Sharpe, a local photographer, has taken a pro-active measure, and started up a petition which asks signatories to reject North Lanarkshire Council and declare ‘no confidence’ in the local democracy. 

Entitiled ‘No confidence in North Lanarkshire Council’, the petition is available to view at: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-confidence-in-north-lanarkshire-council/signatures. 
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