Council leader sorry over ‘secrecy’ claimsBy Hugh Fort
January 21, 2009
Angry Emmbrook School parents have won an apology over claims of a “veil of secrecy” surrounding plans to move the area’s school.
Wokingham Borough Council leader David Lee made the apology at a meeting last week but denied there were plans to relocate The Emmbrook without consultation.
The council has been criticised over its Building Schools for the Future grant application for around £80 million to rebuild some of its schools.
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At the time it was announced, the Tories were tight-lipped about any plans they might have had for the money.
But the opposing Liberal Democrats found an additional document among the paperwork containing the bid, which was worded to suggest The Emmbrook School in Emmbrook Road was going to be moved to the south of the borough.
The Tories have insisted no definite plans have been made and that the council does not even know whether it will get the money.
At the meeting last Tuesday, a row broke out over a motion from the Liberal Democrats, which asked the Tories to “lift the veil of secrecy” surrounding the plans.
The motion was rejected.
- More in this week's Wokingham Times.