Former Yarmouth Elementary students will return to school this Friday to feel nostalgic and share their memories in one of two public sessions.
The school, which closed after its students were moved to Freshwater’s All Saints School, is listed as an asset of community value and has given the community six months to prevent the building from being sold to a developer. Given.
Jill Cowley, who has been promoting school visits for former students, said: news These two events are also a great opportunity for members of the Yarmouth community to learn how the site can be used for the benefit of the community.
Released this year
The Isle of Wight Council said it would put the site on the market in early 2023, but had no concrete plans.
If it is to be sold, it will be done after consulting with the town council members and representatives.
Mrs Cowley claimed there was a lack of consultation with the public about what would happen to the site.
She said rumors were circulating that 24 luxury apartments would be built on the site.
Suggestions for other uses
Suggested alternative uses for the site include local boat builders wishing to apprentice at the site, sailing and water sports education centers, greenway hub centers, home education hubs, environmental research centers, and even community-driven housing. there is.
Mrs Cowley said news on the wight,
“The chief complaint is that the Yarmouth School was the contract given to the people of Yarmouth for the education of children and adults, that contract was abolished without consultation, and that the sale was pushed forward without the consultation they promised. am.”
news We have asked the council to confirm whether the sale of the site has been agreed and will update when we hear back.
Former students and members of the Yarmouth community are invited to visit the school during the times listed below, but must be notified in advance so Jill Cowry can pass their names on to the council.
- 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Contact Jill Cowley [email protected] Or call (01983) 760 327 and let her know you will be attending as the Council requires a list of names in advance.
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