Residents urged to attend consultation

Local councillors are urging Portlethen residents to attend a community consultation about the provision of primary schooling in the town.

The event is being held by Aberdeenshire Council at Portlethen Academy on Wednesday 24 April.

The drop-in consultation starts at 4pm and runs until 7.30pm.

Councillor Carl Nelson said: “I am really pleased that this meeting is being held to give parents and other interested residents an opportunity to put forward their views of the options.”

Councillor Ian Mollison said: “The recent reassessment of the capacities of the town’s two existing primary schools has shown that there is less room for more pupils in the future than was previously thought. This boosts the case for taking action sooner than was predicted.”

Councillor Alison Evison said: “Representatives from the parent councils and nurseries in the Portlethen area have been working together with council officials over several months to come up with ideas for the best provision for all local children. Now the wider parent body can also put forward their views before the committee meet to decide the way forward in June”.The issue will go before the council’s policy and resource committee.

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