Fears Over College Closure

STUDENTS and parents have pledged to fight the planned closure of a college campus serving over a 1,000 students.

Thames Gateway College (TGC) has announced that, as of July 2010, it plans to move its 1,000 students to campus’ at Havering College or Barking & Dagenham College.

Danny Ross, 46, has a 17-year-old son, Liam, in his second year studying motor sports and believes passionately that the students must not move from their present base at the Centre for Engineering and Mechanical Excellence (CEME) in Rainham.

YourThurrock spoke to Danny outside the college to assess the strength of feeling over the planned closures.

A statement on the TGC website states: “The college has decided not to renew its’ tenancy agreement following a proposed and significant increase in rental costs at the CEME site”.

Thames Gateway College says any parents concerned about the relocation can call Head Stuart Woosnam on 020 8596 5424.

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