Monday, 5 November 2012

Third u-turn in a month from Wokingham Conservatives - Lib Dem response to council announcement on Emmbrook School

Third u-turn in a month from Wokingham Conservatives - Lib Dem response to council announcement on Emmbrook School

In response to the announcement from Wokingham Borough Council that they are scrapping their plans to move Emmbrook School to the south of the borough, Prue Bray the Leader of the Lib Dem group on Wokingham Borough Council said: "Less than a month ago the Conservatives mothballed Wokingham Enterprises Ltd (WEL), the company they set up to handle the regeneration of Wokingham town centre. Then less than two weeks ago they decided not to proceed with handing the library service over to a commercial company. And now they have executed their third u-turn in
less than a month, announcing that they are no longer planning to move
Emmbrook School away from Emmbrook. The Liberal Democrats opposed the secrecy of WEL, fought for a year to halt the outsourcing of the libraries, and were campaigning to keep Emmbrook School in Emmbrook as long ago as 2005. On all three issues we were right and the
Conservatives were wrong. What a lot of time, effort and money the
Conservatives have wasted with their incompetence!"