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The People Have Spoken! (or at least some of them) Or “We don’t need no education!

The People of Llanrumney spoke yesterday. They do not want a new state of the art school built on the site of their leisure centre. According to reports on BBC Wales . The plan was for two schools in the east of Cardiff to close (Llanrumney and Rumney). They would be replaced by a state of the art school built on the site of the Eastern Leisure, with the leisure centre being refurbished at a cost of 7 Million Pounds, and a total of 40 Million pounds being invested for the new school. The Council plan can be found here.

A pressure group known as the "Rumney Recreation ground Eastern Leisure centre" (RREL)  led by a thug by the name of Don Taylor were opposed to the location. Claiming it would lead to Llanumney losing valuable green space comparable to Roath Park or Victoria Park in Canton.

Unfortunately due to a very low turn out (27) and the deliberate lies that Mr. Taylor and his friends in the local Labour Party spread, the proposal was defeated with 3000 voting against and 231 voting for the proposal. It is sad because there were posters put up which said "save Eastern Leisure centre" and that the centre would be 100 % closed. As you read in the proposals this is totally untrue.

February 17th was both a sad day for Llanrumney and for democracy. I hope for one that both Cllr Ralph Cookway and Don Taylor choke on their Clark’s pie.


February 18, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Local democracy wins through ….. I might have a Clark’s pie in celebration.

    Comment by Stonemason. | February 28, 2009 | Reply

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