Milngavie Community Council supports campaign to save St Joseph’s

MILNGAVIE precinct. St Joseph's Primary School closure demo.

MILNGAVIE precinct. St Joseph's Primary School closure demo.

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Campaigners fighting to save Milngavie’s only Catholic primary school have welcomed support from the town’s community council.

At its recent meeting Milngavie Community Council “reiterated its opposition to the closure of any school in Milngavie”.

It also agreed to hold a future meeting on the alternative proposals suggested by St Joseph’s parents.

East Dunbartonshire Council proposed to close the school, with children having to commute to St Andrew’s in Bearsden.

Laureen McIntyre, Chair of St Joseph’s Parent Council, said: “I am delighted that Milngavie Community Council has come out in support of our campaign to keep St Joseph’s in Milngavie.

“After last week’s fantastic turnout for our protest in the town centre, this is yet more evidence that the Council is out on a limb and the whole community is rallying around our school.

“It is also great news that the community council plans to hold a future meeting on our alternative proposals.

“We believe that using the school as the anchor for a Community Hub could bring benefits to the whole community, with a new library or sports facilities.”