Lib Dem County Councillor Sarah Uldall has been meeting with senior staff of the new Northampton International Academy, which is being built on the site of the old Royal Mail building on the Barrack Road.
“I thought it was time for a proper update on the progress of the new school,” said Sarah.
It will be a through school for ages 4 to 18. The sponsors are the EMLC Academy Trust who also run nearby Castle Academy.
This September the school opened its doors to 300 year 7 and 60 reception children in temporary huts. Sarah was taken on a tour of these classrooms while lessons were taking place. “Once inside, these rooms are no different from proper classrooms,” she said.
It is hoped that the main building will be ready to house students in September 2017. Children go down to the BBOB rugby club for PE lessons. There will be a sports hall on the roof the size of 4 badminton courts.
Because of the huge scale of the existing building there are plans for commercial spaces also. There will most likely be several flats, a cafe, a gym and perhaps a theatre.
“It is hoped that it will be a school in the daytime and a hub for the local community in the evening,” said Sarah.
It is inevitable that there will be additional traffic congestion as the school opensits doors to more students. A new junction has been planned for the Barrack Road entrance.
Children can arrive at school from 7.45am for an 8.15am start and a 3.45pm finish.
Another win for Lib Dems in Northamptonshire.
Kettering Liberal Democrats were celebrating last night as Jenny Davies came top of the poll to gain a seat on Burton Latimer Town Council. In a double by election Jenny took one seat with an Independent taking the other. Labour were 4th.
Wednesday 14th September sees the return of Politics and a pint after the summer break . A chance to meet before The Lib Dem Conference the week after.
Lots has happened since June, A referendum, dozens of new members locally and a fantastic By election win in Westone Ward of Northampton.
Come along if you're about to go to your first conference and perhaps hear from some hold hands.
Come along if you are one of our new members and wan't to meet and chat.
Come along especially if you helped Brian Markham's winning campaign.
He wants to say a big thank you to some of those, (almost 50) people who made it possible.
Just Come Along anyway.
Kingsley Park Working Mens Club, Northampton, NN2 7HJ
7pm until around 9pm Wednesday 14th Sept
Contact David 784634 for more details
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Davies a former councillor in Luton is the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Town Council Election in Burton Latimer on Thursday 15th September.
■ Jenny Davies is 74, a widow and a grandmother, and has lived in Burton Latimer for three years.
■ Before this she lived in Luton where she was a local councillor for34 years serving her local community, helping local residents to deal with personal issues and solving problems.
■ When she was previously a councillor she fought successfullyagainst over-development of the local area, seeing off plans fromTesco that would have put local shops at risk.
■ She has considerable experience in managing council committees and dealing with council staff that she can use to fight for Burton Latimer
■ Jenny would like to use her considerable experience to serve people in Burton.
Coffee, Cakes & Celebration Tuesday 13th September 10.30 at Kingsley Park WMC Office.
The first Coffee and Cakes since Brian Markham's stunning by election win in July. A chance to talk over the campaign and thank the Tuesday morning team for their help. Let David Garlick know if you are coming 784634
Westone By election 21st July 2016
Lib Dem Brian Markham 583
After the result Brian said " I am so proud that my neighbours in Westone Ward have put their faith in me to be their local councillor and will work hard to justify their support. Lots of people told us on the doorstep that they remembered how hard the Lib Dem Focus Team worked for the area in the past and our committment to the ward".
" The result also reflected people's disappointment at the Tory run councils" said Brian. " There are potholes everywhere, services are being reduced and the Borough Council lent over £10million to the Cobblers without proper guarantees and security. The council is now having to pick up the interest on that loan and still doesn't know where the money has one"
Get together for a coffee and chat and help the Westone By Election campaign.
This coming Tuesday 12th July .
Envelopes to stuff, leaflets to fold and cakes to eat.
Contact David Garlick 01604 784634 for more details.
New members especially welcome
Bring Back Brian
The Conservative Leaflet in Westone has their By Election candidate stood in this spot. It doesn't explain why he was there neither does it mention that the Tories closed the Farm Youth Club and Russell Room in 2011. Despite our objections.
From The Chronicle and Echo 2011
"Marion Minney (Lib Dem, Headlands), councillor for the area, said: “It would mean the loss of youth services in an area where there isn’t much else around, and I’m not happy about that.
“I understand the financial situation but I think it would be a great loss.
Marion went on to suggest that other or groups could use the centre to make it financially viable.
Brian Markham and the local Liberal Democrats have got off to a flying start with around 500 doors being knocked on in the first week of campaigning in the Westone By Election.
Brian said "the response from resident to our message BRING BACK BRIAN has been really good. People remember The Focus Team and the work done over the years by myself and other Lib Dems David Garlick and Marion Minney and after over 5 years of having a Tory Borough Councillor want someone who they know will put the local community first"Read more