Issue - meetings

Questions from Members of the Forum and the public

Meeting: 19/01/2022 - Chorley Liaison (Item 15)

Questions from Members of the Liaison and the public

In order to allow members of the Liaison and members of the public to raise issues of local concern, a period of 20 minutes has been set aside.


A member of the public may speak for no more than 3 minutes.  Members of the public are not required to give notice of the issue they intend to raise, although it is expected in the case of service issues that the appropriate mechanisms for resolving the issue have been explored. 


Where a question is raised which cannot be answered at the meeting, a record will be kept by officers supporting the meeting and it will be responded to via the appropriate mechanism.


Terry Dickenson (Wheelton) raised concern that Southlands High School were looking to reduce the number of admissions to the School to provide a better quality of education.


Members noted that if the Development at Botany Bay were undertaken, children would have to travel outside of the Borough to attend school.


County Councillor Berry explained that it was the decision of the academy how the school was ran, but there was concern that there would be an increase of children travelling outside of the Borough. The council would be able to disagree and the matter would be taken before a national adjudication officer.




A letter would be written on behalf of Members of Chorley Liaison to County Councillor Jayne Rear (Cabinet Member for Education and Skills) to express deep concern about the proposed number of pupils at Southland High School numbers and the impact on secondary school numbers within the Borough.


This item will be re-considered at the meeting on 20 July 2022.