We want as many responses to the Consultation as possible and we encourage you to put forward your own views and any points that you’d like to make to the council. Personal opinion and stories of how a closure would affect you are important and show the council that this is a subject that will affect many people in many different ways. We have put together a number of points that you might like to use if you feel appropriate, but these are in no way intended to replace anything that you want to include in your response. Please also remember that the responses are made by an individual person, not per family so ANY interested person can make a response.
Now is the time to prepare your response to the Consultation
Whilst it is important that each response to the Council is unique and personal, we’ve put together some ideas that you might like to explore or reference when compiling your response to the Council’s consultation.
Key Information to Support Consultation Responses
This information comes in two sections. The first is a series of straightforward points that can be used in anyone’s response, either as they are, or with elaboration using personal information. The second section has more detailed information that can be used again with or without personal elaboration and some areas of interest that those with personal experience or expertise can expand upon.
The Consultation Period Starts on the 5th July
East Sussex County Council launched their consultation on the potential closure of Fletching School on the 5th July. It will run through to the 11th October 2019. It is vital that we have as many people respond to this consultation exercise as possible. This section of our website details information that may be helpful to you when formulating any information that you want to submit to ESCC.
It is important that each submission is different so we will not be providing template letters for people to send. If you require any help or advice on completing your submission please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some ideas to Consider for Your Response
The campaign have collected significant information relating to the proposal to close the School, we’ve broken this down into several sections in order to make it easier to review.
Core Information Published by ESCC
East Sussex County Area Review of Rural School Provision
This is the initial report prepared by Officers of the Council for review by Councillor Bob Standley at the meeting on the 24th June. This is presented here in order that you can see the small level of detail that is being used to make such a big decision.
East Sussex County Council Consultation Document
This is the Council’s consultation document, it contains the data which the Council have relied upon to reach this point and contains the Response Form that you can use to provide your feedback to the Council. You can also submit your response online here
Get in touch – this is a community campaign to protect a fantastic community asset. We’d love to hear from you.