Frank Field MP
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Most of us wanted to keep the old Rock Ferry High School, but we must now debate the future of the site

4
Feb

Most of us wanted to keep the old Rock Ferry High School, and there was once a proposal from a University Technical College to keep it open.

But a ‘helpful’ local authority official successfully applied to get the old house on its grounds listed, which made the sponsors withdraw.

This was the shoddiest application English Heritage has ever received, and yet it was still granted.

Nobody seems to know who the architects or craftsmen were. All that was offered up was with whose works it bore a resemblance.

I understand that it has taken hundreds of thousands of pounds to maintain the site. How many more teachers and how much more school equipment could have been afforded with that money?

But we now need to debate the future of this site.

I’ve been talking with lots of people who live in the area and I’ve had a lot of emails on the matter.

One main point seems to be emerging – the desire to keep the woodlands as they are.

But we must debate this and consider what is the local view on the future of the site.

Would you therefore like to come to a public meeting on this, from 6.30pm on Friday, February 13 at Highfield United Reformed Church? I will be there once my surgery finishes.

Might I also ask whether you would like to receive my regular quarterly newsletter, which I send to residents in Birkenhead? If you would like to receive this report on my parliamentary and local activities, might you please email andrew.forsey@parliament.uk?

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