18th October 2018
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Public invited to have their say on new high school at Town Hall meeting

A public meeting on the proposed new Anderson High School, the building of which is currently on hold as an independent review into where it should be sited is carried out, is to be held on Wednesday 22nd July.

Chairman of the council’s services committee Gussie Angus and chief executive Dave Clark made the announcement on Thursday morning. The meeting will be at the Town Hall and begin at 6.30pm.

All members of the public and those with a direct interest in the new school are being invited to raise their concerns and have them recorded and fed back into the review.

The meeting is likely to be well attended as public opposition to the plans for construction at the Knab, which were unanimously approved by the council’s planning board, has been rising.

There are currently two petitions, one among residents next to the current school, organised by Tom Jamieson, which now has a total of 373 signatures, and the other on behalf of parents across Shetland who oppose the Knab site organised by Patricia Wright, which now has 351 signatures.

At the Full Council meeting on Wednesday Mr Clark put up a robust defence of the review, rejecting a suggestion from councillor Jonathan Wills that wider planning issues be included on the grounds that doing so would mean the review would not be completed in time.

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