As you may be aware Site 10 (the site next to the Middlemore farm Public House) was dedicated to be a Primary School.
In 2010 a review by Northampton County Council found that there were sufficient school places within the current Primary schools to not require a Primary School to be built. Ashby Fields is already full from that local area, so children from Middlemore are allocated schools further afield, most children are allocated to The Grange and Southbrook Schools.
This week Daventry District Council announced plans to build houses on Site 10 as no school is to be built by Northampton County Council on this land, this cannot be allowed to happen! Loosing this land to housing means when Northampton County Council realise their mistake and the need for a Primary School on Middlemore is needed, there will be no space for it.
Therefore the first thing we as Middlemore residents need to do is fight the planning application on a united front, we need to be seen as a group all committed to the objective of getting a school built on this development as it was designed to have from the very beginning.
A number of ideas and plans have already been started by individuals over the coming days these individuals hopefully will be linked up by Councillor Chris Long where we can then start creating a group of people who can help with this issue.
At this time, all interested residents are asked to send a simple email to Councillor Chris Long, with their Name and Address, this will be used for the basis of how many residents are able to be counted towards the objection. (or how much work we have to get people on our side! Perhaps there really is only 6 people upset with no school?) Furthermore if you would like to be involved with the process and are able to offer your help if/where required, please also state this within your email. Councillor Chris Long’s Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
We only have a matter of weeks to ensure that this work is done, for a year or so many people have talked about doing something, now is the time to actually do it.
We only need your Name and address at this stage but do please keep up to date of the developments by checking back on this site regularly.
P.S If you don’t have children, this still affects you! Your house value will be less when it is known that the nearest school for any potential buyers is almost 3 miles away and lets not even start on the slow broadband! So please do consider participating in this campaign.
This isn’t just about a school however, a school is just a conduit to building a community, its an activity area where after school clubs and summer clubs can be held, where parents can meet at the school gates and engage with each other this all helps building a stronger community within Middlemore development.