Monthly Archives: July 2020

Council to appear in court over special needs funding cuts......

Campaigners are taking Waltham Forest Council to the High Court later this month over their decision to cut funding for special needs education.

The cabinet voted on March 19 to reduce top-up Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) funding by 10 per cent for students in the lowest two bands of need.

The decision was made despite parents’ fear it could lead mainstream schools to exclude their children and a recommendation from the Children and Families Scrutiny committee to delay.  Click here to read more.

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Calls to cost review Edmonton incinerator rebuild refused......

Waltham Forest Council’s deputy leader declined to carry out a cost review of the planned rebuild of north London’s incinerator last week.

The review was requested by Chingford and Woodford Green MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith, one of a number who objected to the rebuild at a North London Waste Authority meeting on June 25.

Objectors say building a larger incinerator will increase air pollution and CO2 emissions and claim the plans are based on outdated predictions of an increase in waste.  Click here to read more.

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Date set for appeal hearing on women’s pensions......

The Court of Appeal hearing for women affected by the increase in the state pension age has been set for 21 July.  

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