Ask Angus Council to provide a school for Sidlaw pupils

Ask Angus Council to provide a school for Sidlaw pupils

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Beth Whiteside started this petition to Angus Council

Pupils living in the Sidlaw area of Angus currently spend around 1 and a half hours per day on the school bus, travelling from beyond the West of Dundee right round the city to Monifieth on the East. 

This journey not only reduces the amount of leisure and recreation time they have left, but restricts access to extra-curricular and social activities outwith school hours. As well as missing out on opportunities to attend sporting activities, they are unable to engage in active or independent travel. 

Our young people deserve equity of access to opportunities that their peers enjoy. Their parents shouldn't face financial barriers for encouraging participation in such activities, or have to spend hours transporting their children in order to facilitate this. 

Our environment should not face the impact of hundreds of young people being bussed across Angus daily, an impact which is further exacerbated by the countless car journeys undertaken by parents with their families. 

There is a solution! Dundee City Council and Perth & Kinross Council are keen to collaborate on a new school to serve the young people near the boundary of the three local authorities. Angus Council, we urge you to fully consider the needs and the health & wellbeing of all the young people in Angus, and continue to back the new school.

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