New council, new education plan
Hampshire was to be divided into eight education areas when the new county council took control.
This was agreed at a meeting of the authority.
Eight areas would build upon existing centres making them stronger and accessible to a wider local area and add to their number to give effective and decentralised coverage, it was claimed.
Councillor for Fareham, RB Cooper said: ‘We have six areas and we want to improve this, we want to get closer to the parents.’