Various caravans reportedly arrived on Sunday night at Alun School, which shares grounds with Ysgol Maes Garmon, in Mold, North Wales. Pupils at each schools are utilizing distant studying as we speak because of this.
Police say they’re “actively utilising legal powers,” stories North Wales Live. However, parents on-line have expressed their anger at their youngsters having to overlook their schooling.
“Surely the law needs to change. If we took a caravan on holiday and parked anywhere we felt like we would be paying massive fines,” wrote one man on Facebook.
“People think it’s ok to protest about Kill the Bill when it gives more power to the police to deal with situations like this and stop costing local councils thousands of pounds,” one other social media person wrote.
Another posted: “What about the GCSE assessments? It’s ridiculous that they can do just what they want.”
One remark reads: “Here we go again! This needs to be stopped.”
In a joint assertion, each schools say they’re working carefully with the police and council to resolve the matter.
It reads: “Due to unauthorised visitors on the Mold Alun and Ysgol Maes Garmon shared campus, both schools will be closed to pupils and staff on Tuesday 4 May.
“Remote studying can be in place and pupils ought to observe their standard timetable.
“The school understands the disruption that this will cause for pupils and families.
“We are working carefully with the council and North Wales Police to resolve the problems on website as quickly as potential.
“Further information will follow regarding arrangements for later in the week and provision for families entitled to Free School Meals.”
North Wales Police used Facebook to reassure the group in Mold.
Its put up says: “We would like to reassure the local community that we are aware of the Travellers which are currently at Alun School in Mold and the matter is in hand.
“The group have been served discover to go away and we’re actively utilising authorized powers and are working carefully with our colleagues at Flintshire County Council.”
The authority, led by the Labour Party, has apologised for the disruption.
Claire Homard, Flintshire Council’s Chief Officer, Education and Youth, said: “Due to an unauthorised encampment on the Mold Alun and Ysgol Maes Garmon shared campus we’ve needed to make the choice to briefly shut each schools – to pupils and employees – on Tuesday 4th May.
“We apologise for the disruption and are working to resolve the situation. Parents and carers are asked to check their emails for an update from the schools.”