Your local councilors, Ed Davie, Diana Morris and Lib Peck, are delighted to be able to tell residents that the site next to Telferscot School on Radbourne Road, which houses the scout hut and hall, has been secured for community use. The Council has bought the land, which has been the subject of lots of local concern, to accommodate the extra children who want to go to Telferscot School.
The Council is having to cope with very significant and largely unforeseen rises in the demand for primary school places across the borough. Local councilors were made aware last September, by Telferscot parents, that plans to expand the school on the existing site had failed because of the constraints of space and the difficulties of finding acceptable designs for new buildings in a Conservation Area.
Councillors felt strongly then that the opportunity presented by an adjoining site becoming available should not be wasted and have worked hard to make sure that the Council re-visited its plans and intervened to purchase the site.
They had the strong backing of local Telferscot parents and have worked closely with the governors and head at Telferscot.
The Church of England wanted to sell the neighbouring plot of land, with the old scout hut on it, to housing developers a few years ago. We three councillors, the school and a group of local parents thought it would be a great pity to lose the chance to expand an outstanding school when we needed extra primary places so persuaded the council to buy the land from the Church and build an extension.
Your councilors hope that local parents and residents think that this is a real win for our area – and would like to thank everyone involved for their efforts and patience.
Any questions or comments can be sent to