Save our centre!
Thursday, 23 February 2017
A PETITION, consisting of over 35,000 signatures, has been lodged in support of a campaign to keep Bushmills Education Centre open.
The Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance (NIPSA), the largest Northern Ireland public sector trade union lodged a package of petitions collected in response to its campaign to keep open statutory Residential and Outdoor Education Centres.
The campaign was initiated in response to the Education Authority proposal to close their statutory Centres at Ardnabannon, Bushmills, Delamont and Killowen with a threat hanging over the future of the Centre in Killyleagh.
Staff based at Bushmills Education Centre were told last November that the doors could close as soon as August of this year.
The announcement came on the heels of a review by the North Eastern Education and Library Board whose aim was to ensure effective use of youth service resources.
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