View plans for new Poundbury school

Vew plans for new Poundbury school

Vew plans for new Poundbury school

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Dorchester residents are invited to view plans to relocate Damers First School to Poundbury next week.

The Echo revealed plans for the new school building in March.

As part of Dorset County Council’s programme to provide additional school places, Damers will also increase in size catering for 600 pupils–an increase of 150– from September 2016.

To view the plans, members of the public are invited to two events. The first is to be held at the existing Damers First School hall on Tuesday, June 10, between 3.30 -7pm when representatives from the county council will be on hand to answer questions.

The second will be held next to Little Waitrose in Queen Mother Square, Poundbury, on Saturday, June 14, from 10am-5pm. County council officers will be there to answer questions between 11am and 1pm.

The Dorchester Community Church has also expressed an interest in relocating to the new school site, from it present premises in Acland Road. The combined use of the new church facility and the school hall would be able to provide a large community hall space.

Across Dorset, and the rest of the country, there has been a significant rise in the school age population. In Dorchester, this pressure means that the county council has to look at ways to make sure there are enough school places available to cope with future demand.

Cllr Toni Coombs, Cabinet member for education at Dorset County Council, said: “Local authorities across the country are faced with increasing demand for school places and we have a duty to make sure that all children in Dorset have access to good quality education in accommodation that is fit for purpose.

“Schools are an integral part of the local community and we want Dorchester residents to have a closer look at the plans for Damers First School and give us their feedback before a formal planning application is submitted in the summer.”

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9:00pm Thu 5 Jun 14

westbaywonder says...

Please consider taking Maggie of Poundbury on as a dinner lady,she can also provide home made cakes for staff (as baked for Charlie boy )
This would be ideal employment for her as she likes Poundbury and children.
It would also benefit the wider community by keeping her off the streets and out of the local rag (Dorset Echo)
Thankyou on behalf of local residents in Weymouth and Dorchester.
Please consider taking Maggie of Poundbury on as a dinner lady,she can also provide home made cakes for staff (as baked for Charlie boy ) This would be ideal employment for her as she likes Poundbury and children. It would also benefit the wider community by keeping her off the streets and out of the local rag (Dorset Echo) Thankyou on behalf of local residents in Weymouth and Dorchester. westbaywonder
  • Score: 5

10:53pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Dorset Boy says...

I would be very surprised that Maggie would allow Dorchester Children to enter a school on her beloved Blot on the Landscape
I would be very surprised that Maggie would allow Dorchester Children to enter a school on her beloved Blot on the Landscape Dorset Boy
  • Score: 4

3:18pm Fri 6 Jun 14

mr commonsense says...

I suggest the two previous writers find a cliff and jump of it. What stupid remarks. What have you done for your community ? Answers on a postage stamp please.
I suggest the two previous writers find a cliff and jump of it. What stupid remarks. What have you done for your community ? Answers on a postage stamp please. mr commonsense
  • Score: 1

10:06pm Fri 6 Jun 14

westbaywonder says...

mr commonsense wrote:
I suggest the two previous writers find a cliff and jump of it. What stupid remarks. What have you done for your community ? Answers on a postage stamp please.
Who are you ? The husband or the admirer LOL
I suggest you do not incite suicide on an open forum. Do please tell us what you have done for your community.
As for Maggie, it is not a question of what she does more a question of WHY?
A lot of people in Dorchester and Weymouth are sick to death of the woman!
[quote][p][bold]mr commonsense[/bold] wrote: I suggest the two previous writers find a cliff and jump of it. What stupid remarks. What have you done for your community ? Answers on a postage stamp please.[/p][/quote]Who are you ? The husband or the admirer LOL I suggest you do not incite suicide on an open forum. Do please tell us what you have done for your community. As for Maggie, it is not a question of what she does more a question of WHY? A lot of people in Dorchester and Weymouth are sick to death of the woman! westbaywonder
  • Score: 2

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