Nearly 200 sign petition to save education centre
A petition to save an outdoor education centre for Leicestershire children has gathered nearly 200 signatures.
Leicestershire County Council plans to sell Aberglaslyn Hall, in Snowdonia, Wales, and give some of the proceeds to Beaumanor Hall, an outdoor learning centre, in Woodhouse.
The news devastated campaign group, the Friends of Aberglaslyn, which had submitted proposals to take over the management of the site from the county council.
It was told last week that its business case had been rejected over concerns about regular income, staff costs and financial backing.
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The group immediately launched a petition to save the hall, which it intends to send to Prime Minister David Cameron. So far, 182 people have signed it online.
Campaigner Roy Loveday said: "This goes against Mr Cameron's plans for a Big Society and means that Leicestershire youngsters will no longer be able to benefit from an educational centre which is second to none.
"Our plans could have made the centre commercially viable."
Among the proposals in the group's business plan was opening up the centre to stag and hen parties and outdoor adventure weekends.
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