AM welcomes new school consultation

South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has welcomed the announcement that a further consultation will take place about the proposed closure of a popular local primary school.


The Vale of Glamorgan Council recently announced plans to close Llancarfan Primary School – and relocate to a new site some four miles away in Rhoose.


Several local residents contacted Mr Davies to express their concerns – and he submitted two responses to the initial consultation.


These included concerns relating to the fact the proposals were described as a “consultation” rather than a closure – as well as the knock-on effects losing the school could have on the community in Llancarfan and neighbouring villages.


The new consultation will run until 9th July – and Mr Davies urged as many people as possible to engage in the process.


Mr Davies said, “Llancarfan is a popular school both in the village itself and the surrounding areas – and several residents have contacted me to express concerns about its closure.


“I therefore sent two responses to the initial consultation – making several representations that I hope will be taken into account. Closing the school could potentially blight local children’s education and the village’s future – and we cannot allow this to happen.


“I welcome the fact that residents will have a further opportunity to have their say – and I strongly encourage them to join me in responding and work together to stand up for the community.”