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Protesters rally against college cuts and academy plans

The Argus: Protesters rally against academy plans and college cuts Protesters rally against academy plans and college cuts

Campaigners flocked to the streets as they marched through a city centre to demonstrate against college cuts and academy plans.

Around a hundred protestors marched through Brighton yesterday as they rallied against cuts to City College Brighton and Hove and plans to turn Hove Park School into an academy.

The demonstrators were fighting to save jobs and courses at the college which has to make £1.5 million worth of savings.

They were joined by sympathetic campaigners who are battling to stop Hove Park School from being turned into an academy.

Lynn Thackway, Principal and Chief Executive of City College, said in a statement on Friday "to do nothing is not an option".

She said: "Although we understand and respect the fact that some members of staff feel strongly and wish to protest against proposed changes to staffing at City College, it needs to be understood that Colleges across the country are facing significant cuts to core funding."

She added: "It is in this context that the College is having to make savings of £1.5 million and is going through a staff restructure which is a painful process for everyone involved.

"The Board of Governors have been instructed by external auditors, our bank and the Skills Funding Agency that a recovery plan needs to be implemented and expect the Senior Leadership Team to deliver this."

 

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11:48am Sun 1 Jun 14

hursthill says...

Looking at the picture , isn't it good just to see normal people protesting for a change, instead of those awful masked MFE, UAF, PSC & smashEDO idiots.
Looking at the picture , isn't it good just to see normal people protesting for a change, instead of those awful masked MFE, UAF, PSC & smashEDO idiots. hursthill
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12:10pm Sun 1 Jun 14

rolivan says...

Perhaps there could be a Protest against Travellers continuously moving from park to park and in the meantime costing Council Taxpayers hundreds of thousands a year in costs not just the clean up but Police and enforcement Officers time and Liason Officers as well . I would imagine that is nearly a million in total which could then be spent on the Education Budget.
Perhaps there could be a Protest against Travellers continuously moving from park to park and in the meantime costing Council Taxpayers hundreds of thousands a year in costs not just the clean up but Police and enforcement Officers time and Liason Officers as well . I would imagine that is nearly a million in total which could then be spent on the Education Budget. rolivan
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1:26pm Sun 1 Jun 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

hursthill wrote:
Looking at the picture , isn't it good just to see normal people protesting for a change, instead of those awful masked MFE, UAF, PSC & smashEDO idiots.
MFE don't wear masks.....only the UAF cover their faces, mainly because they are the thugs out to cause trouble.
[quote][p][bold]hursthill[/bold] wrote: Looking at the picture , isn't it good just to see normal people protesting for a change, instead of those awful masked MFE, UAF, PSC & smashEDO idiots.[/p][/quote]MFE don't wear masks.....only the UAF cover their faces, mainly because they are the thugs out to cause trouble. ZeeGee, ffs
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12:12am Mon 2 Jun 14

LGiannetti says...

An important matter indeed. I've started a petition on one element of this issue; the exclusion of learning disabled learners from the plans for the new City College.

Please sign and share if you agree.

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An important matter indeed. I've started a petition on one element of this issue; the exclusion of learning disabled learners from the plans for the new City College. Please sign and share if you agree. http://www.change.or g/en-GB/petitions/bo ard-of-governors-cit y-college-brighton-a nd-hove-do-not-cease -the-provision-of-le arning-opportunities -for-adults-with-lea rning-difficulties-a nd-disabilities-from -september-2014?utm_ source=share_petitio n&utm_medium=faceboo k&utm_campaign=share _facebook_mobile&rec ruiter=103852790 LGiannetti
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