Action taken over Shropshire schools proposals

Campaigners at Shirehall
Image caption Campaigners gathered outside Shirehall on the final day of the public consultation

About 40 people have gathered outside Shropshire Council in a final attempt to influence a decision over nine schools which are under threat.

A 2,400-strong petition was handed in as campaigners from Stiperstones C of E Primary School, Snailbeach, took action on the last day of a consultation.

The authority has said changes are necessary due to falling pupil numbers and a decrease in government money.

A final decision on the proposals is expected in July.

They include closing a secondary school, the Wakeman in Shrewsbury, six primary schools and two amalgamations.

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