Fight is on against school closure

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A campaign has been launched by parents to save a historic school from being closed and merged.

Parents at Lenzie Primary say the proposals to merge the school with Lenzie Moss Primary and create a new building on the Lenzie Moss site have not been properly thought through.

Meetings were recently held at Lenzie and Lenzie Moss primaries as part of the statutory consultation.

A previous informal consultation produced little opposition to the plans from Lenzie residents.

But mum Fiona Mitchell, who admitted that the Lenzie community had been “apathetic previously”, announced that the council would have a fight on its hands.

She said: “There will only be space at the new school for an extra 28 pupils, but there’s the new homes being built at Woodilee and proposals for more at the McGavigan’s site and Lenzie Rugby Club. How is it going to cope?

“There’s lots of things we are worried about, particularly losing a community facility in Lenzie and issues

relating to parking and congestion around the new build school.”

Parents have set up a website at www.savelenzieschools.org.uk where a petiton is available to sign.

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