Whitton - £40,000 Donation

The campaign has continued through spring and summer to prevent the closure of another small Powys primary school, Whitton. A meeting was held there on March 10 to discuss the proposed closure. The school was threatened a year earlier but given a reprieve after the Dame Anna Child's charitable trust offered the Council £40,000 for the next three years to bring individual pupil costs down to the Powys average. Over 90 people attended the meeting including AM Kirsty Williams, prospective parliamentary candidate and county councillor Chris Davies, Councillor Hywel Lewis, parents, staff, governors, members of the Trust and concerned people from in and around the village.