NOT only is the Combined Cadet Force unable to continue at The Woodroffe School, but also the users, after school hours, of the sports hall and gym, which were hired out.
Dr Steward, the headmaster, is adamant, that due to safeguarding issues, this can no longer carry on. Other schools, I understand, are finding ways to deal with the issues so that their activities may continue.
Many groups are affected and about 130 users. The U3A badminton group has been using the courts for five years and gone from strength to strength in that time, never encountering a problem.
We gain so many benefits from playing, both mentally and physically. Trying to keep healthy and exercising is important and to take away this facility from so many users in the community does not help the public relations of the school.
Several organisations in the town are trying to promote health and wellbeing and this action seems strangely contrary to this philosophy.