Car park facts

24th February 1995 at 00:00
I should like to correct the misleading impression given by a Diary article (TES, February 10).

Rednock School, Dursley, was asked by the Lord Chancellor's Office and the police to make parking space available on the school playing fields for the Rosemary West hearing. The school responded by offering free parking to the police. A charge was made to journalists to cover the costs of hiring metal track to protect the fields.

This was hardly the "tasteless tale of the week" suggested in your article, nor "an attempt to raise funds from (alleged) serial killings", but simply co-operation with other agencies to prevent disruption and inconvenience to the local community.

The number of vehicles parked on the field was in excess of 30 and not "one car parked in solitary state" as reported. But perhaps this doesn't make such a good story?

JOHN PRITCHARD

Headteacher

Rednock School

Dursley, Gloucestershire

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