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Let's all look to our futures

PUBLISHED: 11:35 07 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:24 06 July 2010

SHOULD we not be looking towards the future and what's best for our village and the young people that will grow up to live in it? Or should we just let it be ruled by a bowls club and let the village die out?

The question of whether to sell Corton's Village Hall and bowling green to Suffolk County Council, to allow the expansion of the village primary school to cater for middle school closure, is something that not just residents, parents and teachers feel strongly about, but also the pupils.

SHOULD we not be looking towards the future and what's best for our village and the young people that will grow up to live in it? Or should we just let it be ruled by a bowls club and let the village die out?

The question of whether to sell Corton's Village Hall and bowling green to Suffolk County Council, to allow the expansion of the village primary school to cater for middle school closure, is something that not just residents, parents and teachers feel strongly about, but also the pupils.

Corton Village Hall needs much repair to modernise it and to make it more use to community and organisations that would like to use it. The problem is that the current management trust do not have the funding to carry out the work and the village hall just now lays cold, damp and hardly used.

The county council intends to buy both the hall and green which would enable the school expansion and see the hall used and modernised for use as a dinner and sports hall along with use for the community to hire out. The bowling green would then be transformed into a sports field for the students to use for PE lessons and during play time as well as sports day.

I appreciate that the green has been there many years and lots of work has gone into it to keep it running but the proposal does certainly not mean the end for the club. It would enable the money that they receive from the sale of it will help to have a new green built on Corton Playing Field along with a possible new modern community centre.

Some parents have commented that if the sale of the village hall did not go ahead that they would consider taking their children out of the school.

When new families look at moving to the village they also have to think about the school their children will go to and limited facilities will move them away resulting in the school dying and the village being wiped off the map. We have already have lost our post office and village shops.

The time is now to look towards the future of the development of our village and every single resident, parent, student and teacher in Corton has the right to view their concerns and to view them now.

RYAN HOLT

Church Lane

Corton


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