Latest news on the Friends of Llanfyllin HS legal challenge, June 7th 2016
Last night at the Friends of the School meeting it was announced that Simon and Maggie Baynes from Llanfyllin have pledged to underwrite the costs of mounting a court challenge by parents and the Llanfyllin community to overturn Powys Cabinet’s decision to prevent the school from subsidising buses for out of catchment pupils – in order to give the community time to raise the necessary funds to cover the costs, while allowing the challenge to go ahead without delay.
Now the Friends are looking to raise pledges to fund the court action and asking 500 people to pledge £100 each – this could be parents of current pupils at the school or any member of our community who wants to support the fight for the future of our school. Of course, anyone is welcome to pledge £200 or more if they want to – the plan is to raise pledges in units of £100, ie 500 pledges of £100, or 200 pledges of £250 etc. Liability will be limited to the amount pledged and if the final legal costs are less than the total amounts pledged (i.e. perhaps if the case doesn’t go to court, or the case is won) then each pledge will be refunded pro rata.
See the attached press release for details, and the attached pledge form. A second attached press release from last month gives more background information…(These are all in the Dropbox link at the foot of this article, and in the links at the side of this page).
The idea the Friends have had is for people to pass on the news to at least five interested people who might also be prepared to contribute a pledge – and thus support the future of the school via this legal challenge.
A Dropbox link (below) has been set up which provides further information as well as the pledge form itself: the Letters Before Action and related correspondence with PCC; Llanfyllin HS’s impact study; background briefings, and assorted press coverage for explanation and information on what is going on here and why it matters.
There is still no sign of PCC giving any ground at all. With this legal challenge, if we win then the matter is in our hands.
Thank you for support, spread the word and please pledge.
– Friends of Llanfyllin High School
Blank pledging form (download as Word doc) Friends pledge form
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