Cardiff North AM backs Hawthorn School campaign

July 5, 2011 2 Comments »
Cardiff North AM backs Hawthorn School campaign

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Cardiff North AM Julie Morgan has backed the campaign to stop a Llandaff North school being deomlished.

In a letter in the South Wales Echo she declares the destruction of the former Hawthorn Junior School would be an “irreplaceable loss on so many levels.”

The former Labour MP writes: “Knowing Llandaff North and its residents as I do, I know how important this building is to the people of the area and I call upon Cardiff council to explore every option to find an alternative to demolishing the building.

“I know that campaigners and residents are working really hard to save the building. Many residents went to school in the building and have very strong ties to it. If taken down, it would be an irreplaceable loss on so many levels – historically, architecturally and socially.”

A number of letters from former pupils and campaigners have also been printed showing the strength of feeling about keeping the school building.

Last month campaigners accused local councillors of ignoring them and demanded the council re-open the bidding process.

Council leader Rodney Berman said they could not re-open the bidding process as it could leave the council open to legal challenges.

What do you think about the Hawthorn School? Should it be saved or demolished? Let us know in the comments below

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  1. Llandaff North Independents July 5, 2011 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    We're very pleased our AM is backing the campaign to save Hawthorn school building. It is at the social and geographic heart of Llandaff North village and still represents continuity in these uncertain economic times.

    As the Independent candidates in Llandaff North, we're pleased that we've been able to attract a new bidder to the building. We have secured interest from a theatre company in need of a new home. Unfortunately, both Lib Dem councillors in Llandaff North and Rodney Berman are blocking our new bidder from even talking to Council officers.

    The councillors are playing politics and refuse to engage with us in an effort to scupper the bid. This is shameful behaviour and the residents of Llandaff North will not forget this come the local elections in 2012.

  2. Micheal July 6, 2011 at 11:13 am - Reply

    I went to school there, lovley place!

    rodney berman only see's £££££ little brown envelops always makes his deciscions easy

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