Diggle residents today made their feelings clear about the proposed building of a new secondary school in Diggle by erecting a huge banner supporting the idea of keeping the school in Uppermill.
The sign reads:
“Save Saddleworth’s Greenbelt
SAY NO to OMBC
It’s Not A Done Deal
The New School Can Be Built In Uppermill”
Keith Lucas, member of Save Diggle Action Group, organised the erection of the banner with the help of local residents at the junction of Ambrose Crescent and Huddersfield Road.
Bradley and Paula Wosahio who are hosting the banner said: “We had the banner put up as it was our way of supporting the community and campaign and we want to make sure the school gets built in the most appropriate place, which we believe is Uppermill”
Keith Lucas said: “The recent Educational Funding Agency announcement is great news for people throughout Saddleworth, who realise that this is a flawed plan and want the school issue discussed openly and transparently. There has been a fantastic groundswell of support from people who have felt outraged by the lack of political accountability with this issue.
A few courageous people have stood above the parapet and we are now seeing the support grow and grow. The banner is a clear sign to say we are in it for the long haul.”
Whilst the banner was being erected, passing traffic were sounding their horns and giving the thumbs up in support.