Friday, 16 March 2012

East Reading UTC Plans On The Verge Of Collapse?

Could East Reading Children Be Bussed To Green Park?
Word reaches me that plans for the University Technical Collage (UTC), proposed by Reading East Tory MP Rob Wilson, are on the verge of collapse.

I'm led to understand that with no agreement in sight for a location - the favoured old school site on Crescent Road site apparently being opposed by the Greens, and even a ludicrous suggestion mooted that the 14 year olds and older would be bussed to empty offices on Green Park - it seems that some of the original partners to the controversial plan may be beginning to have second thoughts.

Could this continue as a UTC if the University of Reading pulled out? And some of the private sector business partners may be alarmed at the apparent lack of a coherent viable business plan.

What remains true, however, as I've reported before, is that East Reading now more than ever badly needs it's own local secondary school for all children leaving primary schools in the area, from aged 11 upwards - and not some half-baked plan which seems to be drifting further away, or subject to the whims of Wokingham council..

Answers please, Mr Wilson.

In the meanwhile, concerned residents can register their concerns on the e.petition here.


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