Decision of Bideford Rural Council not to support a protest by Hartland Parish Council at the action of local education officials in ‘causing alarm to parents’ on the matter of school transport, had been criticised, Mr S A Brimacombe told the Rural Council.
There seemed to be some confusion, he added. He had been asked why they had not supported it. They had done all they could to support he move for a new school. The protest on this occasion, said the clerk Mr C T Braddick, was about the action of officials. The critics had not read into the matter.
The Chairman, Sir Dennis Stucley, agreed that throughout the negotiations the Council had supported Hartland in the attempt to obtain a new school. After the Clerk had read the minute relating to the matter, the Chairman said that it would have been improper for the Council to have been associated with any protest over the action of County officials who had attended meetings to examine what alternative measures could be taken if the children had to travel to schools.
Gazette article dated 12 June 1959