the future of newton rigg

Rory is ‘cautiously optimistic’ that the Government may now provide guarantees to ‘keep Newton Rigg Cumbrian.’ In response to a year-long Cumbrian campaign, the Skills Funding Agency has said publicly that it will not allow Newton Rigg’s assets to be stripped.

Rory says: “This is a start but it’s not yet good enough. We need it not just in a statement but in the firmest possible legal guarantee. I will be meeting with both representatives of the SFA and the Principal of Askham Bryan College, Liz Philip, in the coming weeks. I want to make sure there is a stronger written legal commitment to protect the land and assets of the college. I will also continue to fight for the formation of an asset-holding Trust.”

Until the SFA and the new provider makes such a written legal commitment, Rory continues to urge Cumbrians to join the petition to ‘Keep Newton Rigg Cumbrian’ by emailing names to [email protected]

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