End of line?

Crawfordjohn Primary School'11/8/09'Picture by Lindsay Addison
Crawfordjohn Primary School'11/8/09'Picture by Lindsay Addison

South Lanarkshire Council is considering doing away with a primary school at Crawfordjohn and moving children instead to Abington Primary.

It is now consulting the public on the future of Crawfordjohn Primary School.

Parents of children and young people in both schools and others involved will be issued with a copy of the proposal document.
The proposal document will be available for the wider community from libraries and Q&A offices in South Lanarkshire or can be found on the Council’s website www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk

The consultation period will run from Friday, May 10 to Friday, June 28.

Comments on the proposal have to be in by Friday, June 28.

Additionally a public meeting will take place on June 4 from 7 – 8.30 at Crawfordjohn Village Hall.

The school was demolished, and the original intention was to build a new primary for the village.
Councillor Eddie McAvoy, Leader of South Lanarkshire Council said: “We have had initial discussions with the families of children at Crawfordjohn Primary School to hear their views on the future of their children’s education.

“In the main they supported the catchment area being rezoned to Abington.

“It is only right now that they and members of the wider community have their say on the proposals through this consultation.

“I would urge as many people as possible to take part and give us their views.”

The Gazette is also keen to hear the views of families - or the wider community - involved.