Weekly Mailing - Friday 11 January 2019
Dear Parents and Carers
Thank you for all your continued efforts to support us on our fight to ensure that current this and future generations of Cotham School students have safe and secure access to our dedicated school playing fields at Stoke Lodge. For your reference please click here to view the proposed plan for fencing, including gates and (indicative) pitches.
It is with some disappointment that I have to tell you that a body called the Commons Registration Authority has decided that a second application by Emma Burgess of the We Love Stoke Lodge group to register our school playing fields as a Town and Village Green (TVG) has been 'duly made'. This does not mean that the land has been registered as a TVG. Bristol City Council and Cotham both opposed this application on the same or very similar grounds and now have the opportunity to submit objections which the applicant must respond to. We'll be submitting objections and fully expect that Bristol City Council will also continue to object to the registration of this land and support our school. I will keep you updated on our progress on this matter.
None of this affects our mobilisation plans to get back onto our playing fields and we'll continue to roll these out as planned.
We still need your support, so if you haven't already, please sign our petition and view, 'like' and share the accompanying film made by friends and supporters of the School.
This campaign means a lot to our school and the more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and sign the petition here:
Watch our film "Justice for Cotham School here:
Lots of lively discussion about Stoke Lodge can be found on the 'Cotham Parent Discussion Group - all years’ Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/128780160913396/
Topics include how to support the school ensuring safe and secure access to our playing fields. The group is open to all parents and carers with children at the school. Please note that the page is run by parents and is not an official school Facebook Page.
Please also find below my usual updates on events that have taken place this week, information, letters etc.
Best wishes for the weekend.
Ms Jo Butler