New council, new education plan

Dancing Chinese lions, drummers and a Chinese dragon from the UK Shaolin Temple parade through the shopping area of Gunwarf Quays, and provide a demonstration 'Kung Fu' skills

PICTURE: Duncan Shepherd

IN PICTURES: Gunwharf Quays’ Chinese New Year celebrations

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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.’