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Harlow Conservatives strongly welcome Government investment to rebuild Burnt Mill Academy

Politics / Tue 20th Jul 2021 at 07:37am

HARLOW Conservatives strongly welcome Government investment to rebuild Burnt Mill Academy

The Harlow Conservatives have strongly welcomed the Government’s major investment announced today to rebuild Burnt Mill Academy.

“Investing in our schools and college” was a key pledge of the Conservatives election campaign and they say the investment today is “yet another vote of confidence in Harlow and yet more Government investment”.

The Leader of the Harlow Conservatives, Cllr Andrew Johnson, said: “We pledged to invest in our schools and college and the investment announced today shows that the Conservatives are doing just that.

“We believe in ensuring that every young person in Harlow should be able to achieve their life ambitions no matter their background and ensuring that we have first class school facilities plays a big part in achieving that.

“Robert Halfon MP has championed education in our town and we are delighted that he has secured this investment.”

The Conservatives’ regeneration spokesperson, Cllr Dan Swords, added: “We promised that the Conservatives would answer the forgotten pleas that have for too long been ignored and regenerate our whole town. That programme includes our school building infrastructure.

“Rebuilding one of our great secondary schools is a shot in the arm to our regeneration programme – ensuring that every child in our town has a superb education thanks to world class facilities and teaching.”

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2 Comments for Harlow Conservatives strongly welcome Government investment to rebuild Burnt Mill Academy:

Tony Durcan
2021-07-20 18:02:48

Let’s be clear we welcome any new money coming into Harlow to support public services such as health and Education. These are public services and therefore we should be celebrating but we should be asking about the under investment in public services , Just in case the local Tories spin Doctor have forgotten the local council has absolutely no involvement in the funding and allocation to schools monies.They have no involvement in the hospital but the Tory spin appears to suggest the hundred plus international nurse recruited over the last 18 months is due to them getting elected in May. Complete rubbish . Not sure who the new spin Doctor they have employed but telling a lie never turns into the truth. So welcome the funding now let’s get on and fully fund the rest of the public services. Just a thought

Paul Henderson
2021-07-21 09:03:49

Mr Durkin, nobody in this report is implying that the local council is responsible for schools and hospitals. What is not in doubt is the fact that Robert Halfon MP is a true champion for Harlow and his unrelenting efforts to attract investment across the town are widely acknowledged, which probably explains why he has such a majority. Now Harlow has a strong Conservative council, it is likely that efforts regarding regeneration and attracting investment will be far better and more effectively coordinated between council and MP than occurred in the past with the ideologically blinkered Momentum Labour council, which left make of the town centre in such a deplorable state. They wasted a decade.

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