… and, during the school holidays, why not talk about
Chaddesley Corbett (Endowed) Primary School
Why not give the (excellent) school website the ‘once-over’ - including drone over-flights (!)https://www.ccschool.co.uk/#The school finances are aided by donations by the Education Foundation Trust.
Chaddesley Corbett Educational Foundation
The Trust administers invested funds and the rental income from properties and land to further educational ambitions within the “ancient parish” of Chaddesley. After having built the new school at Lodgeford Hill, the Victorian building in the centre of the village was sold for housing development (John Spalding Close), the final stage of which, the conversion of the ‘Old Grammar School’ building to residential use is being finalised.Applications are invitedfrom any person under 25 years of age and resident within the Ancient Parish of Chaddesley Corbett for financial assistance towards the costs associated with their attendance at or participation in activities at any school, university or other place of learning or for financial assistance with the costs of preparing for entry to any profession, trade or calling.Closing date for applications for the Academic Year to August 2019 is Wednesday 31st October 2018Further details and an application form may be obtained fromMrs Yolande Biggs, Clerk to the Trustees,Chaddesley Corbett Endowed Primary School,Nethercroft Meadow, Chaddesley Corbett, Kidderminster DY10 4QNEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgCompletion of an application form does not confer the right to a grant and applicants may have to demonstrate their need for assistance.
Chaddesley Corbett Parish Council2 July 2018Dear MembersTHE OLD GRAMMAR SCHOOL, THE VILLAGE, CHADDESLEY CORBETT (PLANNING APPLICATION 18/0306/4)Myself, and other Council members have been presented with a copy letter to Wyre Forest District Council in connection with the above. This has also been published in the Parish Magazine.Whereas the content may have been agreed by the Chairman and some members of the Parish Council, the Council will be aware of my detailed objections to the form and content (my email dated 18 June 2018) to which no response has been received and apparently no regard given.I therefore find that I cannot support a Parish Council which:-1Adopts procedures which delegate the formal responses of this nature to a number of its members who, (whilst admirable Parish Councillors) do not, in my opinion, possess the appropriate property, planning or commercial expertise. As such:-2Produce a formal document which not only contains a number of emotional and potentially misleading statements (which negate any degree of objectivity) but also include factually incorrect and unsupported statements about the applicant .. that “no adequate efforts have been made to find or establish suitable alternative uses for the building”.3This, in the event of the Planning Application being refused and subsequently appealed, would lead to those statements being strongly challenged and potentially ridiculed.In view of the above I tender my resignation as a Parish Councillor.Yours faithfully,J E WRIGHT
Letter in response to statements and minutes published elsewhere and in the public domain. Dear Sir,Re.The Old Grammar School (“OGS“ )I find it necessary to respond to item 7.3 of the Draft Minutes of Planning Meeting of CCPC held on 4th June 2018 and published in the Parish Magazine of July 2018.The comments of the Planning Committee set out in that item display an alarming ignorance of the purposes of the charity, particularly as the Parish Council appoint three of the Trustees. This ignorance needs to be addressed if only for the benefit of the members of the PC.The Foundation’s charitable purpose is to provide funds to support the village school and to financially support educational activities of youngsters living within the ancient parish of Chaddesley Corbett. It obtains the necessary funds to fulfil this charitable purpose by the income it receives from the properties with which it was endowed (including the OGS) and, since the sale of the Old School, its investment income.Given that The Foundation’s function is to provide funds it is the duty of the Trustees to ensure that its assets (the properties and its investment income) produce as much income as possible to fulfil its charitable purpose.In view of the above the Trustees of The Foundation would be in breach of trust should they allocate one of their assets (the OGS) for ”community use” without seeking a commercial rent (as is proposed by the PC ).In seeking a commercial rent for ”community use” neither the PC nor any other body has shown a willingness to commit to this and thereby provide the “community asset“.Accordingly, given the need to use this building commercially, and following professional advice, the Trustees have applied for planning permission for a change of use to ‘Residential’.Given that the OGS is owned by the Foundation it is not for the PC to designate its use. However, this proposal will provide housing for local people - and so comply with the Neighbourhood Plan.(Ed. Name and address supplied)
Old Grammar School developments(This is where it gets interesting)At the July Parish Council meeting of the Planning Committee ..7.3 “The Minutes of the Meetings held on 4 July 2018, having been approved by the Parish Council and signed by the Chairman, Cllr. J Wright (a Parish Council appointed Trustee) referred to item 7.3 of said Minutes and requested permission to comment on the decision taken at the last meeting. The Chairman reminded Cllr. Wright that this was not on the Agenda and asked if he wished to speak as a member of the public. Cllr. Wright declined and consequently tendered his resignation, which was formally accepted by the Chairman of the Parish Council.” (Effectively forcing their own representative to quit) !