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Parents continue fight against nursery education cuts

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Parents opposing the cuts to nursery education in RCT are determined to fight on in the battle to restore full time nursery school provision.
Despite massive public opposition during the consultation RCT Council decided last month to press ahead with their proposals which will cut back nursery education for three year olds from full time to 15 hours a week. They will also remove home to school transport and school dinners for part time pupils.
Parents are now fundraising in the hope of getting a judicial review of the decision, and are organising a series of events including a night at DeCourceys Manor (Pentyrch) on Friday 14th March, starting at 7:30pm. Live music will be provided by Chris Summerill and the Hurricanes and the ticket price of £15 includes a hot buffet.
There is also a table sale planned for March 2nd at Treforest Boys Club.
Details can be found on the "Parents against the cuts to education in RCT" Facebook site.
The judicial review process is costly and will look only at the decision making process and how it was carried out, but parents say it is their only choice and they are not going to give up on their children's education. Any money not used for the judicial review will be donated to children's charities including Ty Hafan.
They are also looking to arrange another protest on 22nd March following on from a very successful one in November when several hundred people took to the streets of Pontypridd.

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