School merger still on despite protest
A CONTROVERSIAL shake-up of secondary schools is being pushed ahead despite the looming threat of a legal challenge.
Carmarthenshire Council's plans to merge Ysgol Maes yr Yrfa and Ysgol y Gwendraeth have caused friction among some sections of the community over the provision of Welsh-language education.
But now a planning application for the super-school — which would be based at Maes yr Yrfa's Cefneithin site — has been submitted by the council.
The authority is forging ahead despite campaigners' third application for a judicial review into the proposals.
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Llanelli Conservatives' honorary secretary Keith Evans, of Pontyberem, said: "Culturally it is a disaster.
"The council should respect the review that is going on."
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