78% in an independent poll said build Saddleworth School on the existing site in Uppermill
(source: Saddleworth School Poll on Saddleworth News)
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Over 3000 people have signed a door to door petition asking for the EFA and OMBC to build new Saddleworth School on the existing site in Uppermill and it's growing
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Freedom of Information request - Debbie Abrahams MP
Following intense lobbying by the Save Diggle Action Group (SDAG), and growing protests across Saddleworth, the Education Funding Agency (EFA) announcement on 7th June 2014 that a detailed feasibility study was underway looking at four options in both Uppermill and Diggle.
However Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, was quoted as saying in the Saddleworth News on 22nd July 2014:
"I am glad that the Government and EFA are undertaking these additional feasibility studies as I requested."
This prompted one Diggle resident to write to Ms Abrahams requesting supporting information from her through the Freedom of Information Act to back up this statement.
Their initial letter, Ms Debbie Abrahams' response and their subsequent reply are detailed below.
Her constitutent is still awaiting a response back from her to their follow up letter of the 27th August 2014.
27th July 2014
Ms D Abrahams MP
Houses of Parliament
Dear Ms Abrahams
RE: Saddleworth School – Freedom Of Information Request
I recently read a report in the Saddleworth News that the EFA are undertaking additional feasibility studies relating to Saddleworth School due to requests from yourself.
eg "I am glad that the Government and EFA are undertaking these additional feasibility studies as I requested."
Under the FOI legislation please supply :-
- copies of all correspondence between your Office and both the Department for Education and the EFA relating to the Saddleworth School rebuilding project.
- copies of any minutes of meetings with the same bodies on the same subject.
I look forward to receiving them at your earliest convenience.