Action taken over Shropshire schools proposals

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Campaigners at Shirehall
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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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