Why move school site? (Sandy McMillan)
Has the Shetland Islands Council lost the plot? Why remove amenities without a bit of thought going into what is to happen when they are gone?
The caravan site – well known far and wide as an excellent venue, well established, well liked by those who use the site and its facilities – will close without the Town Hall having found or acquired another suitable site.
Also what about the helipad? As the helipad is used for medi-vacs mainly of patients in urgent need of medical treatment, it would require to be close to the Gilbert Bain Hospital. These two sites at Clikcimin are well established.
What does go in the ears of these 22 councillors and then into their heads? If the school had been left in its original position, over to the north end of the Staney Hill, close by Burgess Street, these problems would not have arisen.
The drawing in The Shetland Times (7th February) shows two oblong huts with a passageway between the two. If you can imagine another hut like the one at the Gilbertson, with a passageway to attach them you have hit the nail on the head, when it comes to the proposed Clickimin school, which I believe is smaller in floorspace.
The leisure centre at Clickimin beware; it could be you next. Well nothing is foreseen by this council, they just smack you between the eyes with what they want. No consultation with the Shetland population.
Why was the school moved three to four hundred metres to the south as originally sited?
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