Save Evesham College Provision

In 2016 on merger of WCG and Evesham and Malvern Hills College, WCG CEO Angela Joyce said: “Through this merger we can expand provision in the south of Worcestershire for your people and employers.” (Evesham Observer, 17 July 2016).

Fast forward to 2021 and WCG are closing and selling off Malvern Hills College, as well as the majority of Evesham site, forcing a reduction to adult and further education provision in Evesham and elimination of provision in Malvern.

Warwickshire College Group announced in November 2020 that substantial parts of Evesham College site will be sold and the remainder “repurposed”. No further information or consultation has been forthcoming. No equality impact assessments on the effects on students, staff, or the community and local businesses have been released.

In recent press announcements, WCG management claim they are ‘investing’ in their Worcestershire campuses, while closing sites and packing provision off to Pershore! These proposals come at a time when the Government has announced £375 million investment in skills post-Covid-19. Local people who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic will need retraining and will not be able to afford to travel distances to access it! Wychavon features high on the National Deprivation Index and ranks 322 out of 324 on an index of social mobility alone – the third worst in England. This is clearly a place that needs a local education provider – not to lose one!

From Autumn 2021:

  • Hair and Beauty, Engineering, Construction Motor Vehicle and Digital Courses will run from a greatly reduced Evesham campus
  • Malvern Hills College will close
  • Access to HE and Supported Learning be transferred to the Pershore site (7 miles away)
  • Early Years courses will no longer be offered in Worcestershire campuses.

WCG management are closing campuses and shutting down local provision, while claiming they are investing in Worcestershire!

In the last decade, the access to local education in rural communities and small towns – built up over generations – has been limited and reduced thanks to FE mergers and subsequent site closures. Evesham and Malvern need local further education expanded, not reduced.

Please sign this petition: we must stop the local cull of provision and the relentless reduction of the further education sector estate.

STOP THE STEAL! STOP THE SELL OFF! SAVE THE EVESHAM AND MALVERN CAMPUS AND COURSES!

Keep FE and adult ed provision in Worcestershire!

For more information regarding the closure and out campaign, please contact us at SaveEveshamProvision@ucu.org.uk.

Save Evesham College provision

826 signatures

Share this with your friends:

   

Signed:
826 Deanna Burdett Evesham Nursery School Please save Early Years Education. I wouldn’t be were I am in my career if it wasn’t for the Evesham campus and the amazing Tutors.
825 Marie Pearse Evesham Nursery School Evesham College provides excellent training for our future workforce. Students from the college always bring enthusiastic ideas to their placements with us. Many of our current and precious staff trained for their roles within our unique nursery school. Previous staff have also used their experience to continue into cutter qualified actions including teaching.
824 Chris Bradshaw Coventry
823 Becky Cook Worcestershire
822 David Smith Warwickshire
821 Kerry Smith Warwickshire
820 Rebecca Harker
819 Matthew Barker Broadway Save our college
818 Kelly barker Broadway Save our college
817 Carolyn Miles Worcester
816 Nikita Louise
815 Chad Morrison Broadway Being able to learn in a place that was relatively close, was less stressful because I didn't have to worry about travel times
814 Eddie Little Retired
813 Sarah Watkins Worcestershire As someone who has worked in both of these college locations, I can testify to the very great need in the local community. WCG have been working on a managed decline of both the Evesham and Malvern sites since they took over in 2016. This should have national publicity and Angela Joyce should be forced to fall on her sword as she is not fit for office. Shocking tactics.
812 Joanna Smith Nhs Our community need these courses and more to keep running. Save Evesham college
811 Carlin Anderson Glos
810 Joanna Aizpuru Glos
809 Christine Jones Parent of main stream and sen need children. Pershore I don't think has transport provision from Moreton area and special learning provision is poor anyway how are youngsters ment to travel to these colleges further away? Evesham is a train ride away and a long walk as it is..learning is hard enough more courses more provision should be put in NOT taken away.
808 Sam Williams
807 Isabelle Goldie Moreton-in-Marsh
806 Jonathan Mason University of Brighton Education is a right, not a privilege, and we should be able to access it at any stage of life, whatever our interests - otherwise those without money or the luxury of opportunity will miss out on achieving what they're capable of or leading the lives they wish for.
805 Amie Wiberley Warwickshire
804 Darren Moon London School of Economics and Political Science
803 Louise Stuart Evesham Your building all these houses and you want to get rid of educational places. Are you mad!!!
802 Jess Barrand Worcestershire I passed my child care course and now I’m a pre school room lead! The best tutors are at this college!!!!!
801 Fabienne Benoist London South Bank University Solidarity to colleagues fighting course closures.
800 Judith Baxter
799 karen woodall Community midwife
798 Gillian Bradley Evesham
797 Yunus Ebden Evesham How can they justify to close an educational institution which serves the community?? call for a general strike. We have to rally the community which the college serves
796 Alastaire forsyth WCG
795 Natalie Harris Evesham leisure centre
794 Amelia Johns Nursery nurse I wouldn’t be able to have the career I have now without the amazing early years teachers at the college
793 Jasmin Minto S Lukes CE First School I wouldn’t be where I am today without the child care courses on offer at Evesham college!
792 Ashleigh Fiander
791 Caroline Cleaver WCG
790 Boguslawa Kucharska-Hodgkins Worcestershire
789 Pauline Holder Evesham Unfair for those who want to do a course and have to travel, this may mean not joining college courses due to time and cost spent travelling. Government may wish to re-train students within area, shortest distance from home. Once college building sold, no going back for expansion. Vulnerability of students aged 16+. Parents may be concerned for safety.
788 Rachel Tompkins WCG
787 Ian Graham University of Warwick & resident of Evesham The level of concern about adult literacy rates in England and the inclusion in the Queen's Speech of the pledge to overhaul the post-16 and adult education and training system with a Lifetime Skills Guarantee highlights the critical need for establishments like Evesham College and Malvern Hills College to remain open, not be closed or scaled back for monetary gain.
786 Rachel Watson West Midlands Horrendous to see this provision being erodeed away. It seems to be happening everywhere.
785 Elizabeth Matthews Nottinghamshire
784 Linda Hewines Retired
783 Wendy Burrell Scarborough
782 Rebecca Jackson England I am a former student of Evesham College which has enabled me to be where I am today, a qualified nurse. The younger generation and people who want to further their education and learn new skills in Evesham and the surrounding areas need a place to study.
781 Sue Jackson Scarborough So early years provision/education is not going to exist either ???????
780 Colin Morris Evesham Save the college as people will be unable to pershore on a low income.
779 Dr C.H. Bryant UCU NW HE Sector secretary.
778 George Ball Bretforton
777 Sally Ball Bretforton
776 Trish Hacklett Evesham area
775 Ann-Marie White Evesham Don't really want to have to move to Pershore college to continue my education when I'm already studying at Evesham & have been for 4 years.
774 Anita Hobday University of Worcester This is badly needed in Evesham. More courses should run here not close it
773 Tamsin Woodford Falmouth Adult Education, Cornwall I know Malvern Hills College well , my Father has taught there for many years. I know it to be a very vibrant and busy place, very valuable to the people in the area. As an Adult Education tutor myself, I know that it is rare and wonderful to have a purpose built college for art in Adult Education. This belongs to the town and area and should not be lost.
772 Christine Lingard Retired grandmother Why close a lot of Evesham college? Evesham has a large young community who will need college education
771 Nigel Taylor I attended Evesham college as a teenager great experience made loads of friends and really help me with my future it would be a travesty to even think of closing or shrinking it all the young adults in our area need this facility.
770 Ali O'Connor
769 Helen Haynes Our younger generation need this what’s happening to Evesham come on joke.
768 Owain Roberts
767 Vera Judge Evesham I am a resident of Evesham and the college is an essential provision for the town. Our young people need it but it’s adults education is also indispensable. I have personally attended numerous evening courses there over the years. Please save our college.
766 paul kennedy Westminster Kingsway College, London Outrageous!
765 Emma Stanley Worcestershire
764 Patrycja Wawrocka
763 Jenni North Evesham This would be the worst thing for Evesham as not all students can access transport into other locations. Evesham college helped me through 4 years; coming out with a HND.
762 Claire Withers This must not happen
761 Elizabeth Adams Bristol Please save it!!!! Very important
760 George Adams Warwickshire
759 Ed Adams Taswell This college has helped so many young people over the years and it’s a real asset to the local community will be such a shame to see it go
758 Anna Kryska WCG collage in Evesham ,domestic asystenc I have a son who will make a choice regarding college in the future I always hoped that he would make a choice and continue his education at our college in Evesham, the other thing is I work at this college and I am afraid that I will lose my job and I am a single parent
757 Kate Zuill UK
756 Dawn Adams Dawn Lodge Associates Chartered Surveyors With the growing population in Evesham and surrounding areas it is vital to keep education provision fully available to all at Evesham College
755 Christine Robinson Worcestershire I am disgusted by this reduction in services at Evesham. I taught French for many years in what used to be an excellent Adult Education sector and was destroyed many years ago now.
754 Alex Shute Evesham
753 Laura Bayliss Worcester
752 Penny Welch Wolverhampton
751 Julie Allen Evesham
750 Charlotte Beyer Gloucestershire
749 Tamora James Sheffield Further education provision is essential for providing opportunities for development and these proposals will have an impact across a wide catchment area.
748 Christina Holder
747 Tricia Smith Evesham Over the last few years the College has been systematically downgraded, reducing the opportunities for further education across the community. We should be increasing those opportunities, building a better educated community which will benefit everyone.
746 Anthea Smith
745 Roxanne Grinnell Evesham
744 Martyn Dormer
743 Dr David Kewley Retired Engineering Director Just appalled at their actions and their plan to close the ABI Centre at Evesham College.
742 Gabriella Chantry Evesham
741 Anne Smythe Malvern The FE sector must be saved and maintained - it is too important to lose
740 Jen Gardiner Self-employed
739 Jacqueline Banks Evesham This is a great local resource that provides excellent learning experiences. Moving services elsewhere is not environmentally acceptable as it entails more travel and fuel use.
738 Anne O'Hagan Evesham, retired I was shocked to read about the proposed cuts to courses. Colleges and community education provision should be continually expanding, not contracting!
737 Kitty Kavanagh
736 Elizabeth Allsop
735 Robin Lacey
734 Lynette Mantle Past FE instructor I have watched provision at Evesham College being consistently destroyed to the point where I felt no longer valued and, therefore, no longer able to work there.
733 Hannah Burke Teacher at Vale of Evesham School
732 Elizabeth Coomber Evesham Provision of Higher education is vital for our children and town!
731 Claire WITHEFORD Evesham Post Covid we need more post 16 opportunities & retraining for adults who have have lost their jobs, not less. Also what about the SEN provision at the college, these young people have enough barriers to achieving without having to travel further as well.
730 Kate gibbons Sedgeberrow school
729 Sarah Cullen
728 Katie Brooks Evesham Access to higher education is vital in towns. Removing the option of adult and higher education learning is a terrible idea
727 Sarah Adamson School at Ettington
726 Lucy Radbourne Evesham
725 Andrea Arrandale Evesham We need ongoing provision for adults and young people to continue and not be reduced at all
724 Rachel Smith Stratford upon Avon We need to secure the future of young people
723 Tabitha Ellis Offenham primary school I trained here on a BTEC childcare course, giving me access to a teaching degree. Not every child in Evesham a suited to 6th form. These courses at Evesham College are very valuable to our town
722 Abi Attwood Stratford upon Avon scholl
721 Jane Johnson Worcestershire
720 Vicky Stanton Evesham Please do not close this college that serves so many local young people
719 Tony Neath Retired
718 Tessa Jenkins Now more than ever we need good local education provision,
717 Karen Aris
716 Sue Tully Provision is needed in the local area to train people for the jobs market. Not everyone does well in the school environment. Some provisions are needed as a bridge from school into higher education. Provision is also need to retrain people who have lost their jobs. This is especially relevant post COVID.
715 Alison Godber I worked for Evesham College for over 19 years. It WAS a great place to work and study but when WCG took over, it lost its’ soul and management were more interested in making money than providing quality education. Also far too many Managers on inflated salaries!
714 Lesley Kewley Trustee AcquiredBrain Injury Trust It seems not generally known that the ABI BUILDING is owned by the Trust but WCG have chosen not to extend our lease and are planning to use our building for their own purposes. We are at present trying to negotiate alternative accommodation .
713 Rachael Duggan Evesham, Worcestershire This is most likely where my son would want to attend when he finishes school. It is valued by young people not just in Evesham but further afield too.
712 Jan Gruihn Retired Did a few adult courses here, retraining. It’s a vital part of the town and area.
711 Reuben Andrews
710 Erica Johnson Evesham Why are you reducing the size of the college when more and more housing has being built in Evesham over the last 10 years which means greater requirement for further education in our area?
709 Paul Brockbank Self employed
708 Kathleen Barry England - Worcestershire The college serves the community and surrounding villages, what a catastrophe it would be for Evesham if this facility is lost.
707 Mick Beard Retired I worked for Evesham College for 30 years, when WCG took over I had retired and gone back part time. It did not take me long to realise their management shared a brain cell and only had pound signs in their eyes. Such a shame as it was a great workplace and a much needed amenity for the local community. I do not understand why !!!!!
706 Tracy Clements hmp Pushing more pressure on our younger generation to have to go further afield for higher education and losing adult services will not serve the community
705 Michelle Wilson Evesham Save our college
704 Andra Proctor Herefordshire Have just moved from Evesham and whilst living there (37 years) took advantage of the facilities at the College, even doing my O levels. Evesham needs this college, please save it.
703 Oprea Andreea
702 Rose Cullimore Wr11
701 Rebecca Pritchard WORCESTERSHIRE
700 Michael Beard Honeybourne Such a travesty after teaching there for 30 years they want to destroy it within the community
699 Martin McCormqc Evesham College
698 Lee Merrett Evesham
697 Claire Merrett Patoss
696 Teresa New This college is a much needed facility. I must not close, there are so many young adults in the town who need it.
695 Val Mckechnie Evesham I was one of the very first students at attend Evesham college when it opened in 1970. I remember feeling I was privileged to have such a facility on my doorstep. Years later I also went there for an evening class. These opportunities open to local people should not be undervalued or undermined, especially as Evesham is growing by the day. SAVE EVESHAM COLLEGE!
694 Julie Wood Worcestershire
693 Jean McVeigh Retired
692 Kate Pettemerides
691 Rachel Thompson Worcestershire
690 Norman Stanley Evans Retired Sadly the value of Art and Craft Skilled education is being eroded nationally. The closing too of Malvern Hills College, deprives many of the local and wider population of quality opportunities offered as full-time, part-time and Summer School courses.
689 Duncan Day
688 Bethany Roberts Cats protection
687 Ida Patrone Worcestershire
686 Melissa Palfrey Pershore 'Save the college'
685 J Pritchard Armed forces Education should eqate to SPEND not SAVE .
684 Stacey Clarke Worcestershire
683 Jeanette Davis Jeanette_morris@hotmail co.uk With education now having to extend to the age of 18 it seems ridiculous that this college is being closedown it is ridiculous that parents will have to pay for the children to go to college further afield On buses that are at stupid times and not catered to take children to these locations and at its cost parents cannot afford Investment needs to be given to the college not closure
682 Caroline Kerr Self employed I used to work at Evesham college and it will be greatly missed by the local people, we must at all cost save this educational facility.
681 Les Plumb Worcestershire
680 Ann Currie Malvern
679 Anna Tice disabled Local colleges need keeping for young and 'not so young'. And the college buses from Evesham to Pershore, I hope will continue.
678 Lydia Green Retired Stop this happening!
677 Beryl Morgans Herefordshire
676 Phillippa Rushton The works
675 Hilary Knox Another establishment being run down and sold off by WCG! There will be nowhere for school leavers and adult education left in the area soon, thanks to their asset stripping.
674 Philip Roberts Pershore save the college
673 Claire Breward Evesham This would be a huge loss to Worcestershire and the bordering counties. It benefits so many people of all ages. As housing in Evesham and local areas continues to expand, more and more resources are being taken away.
672 Amanda Sanders Worcestershire Rural communities need access to local further education!
671 Claire Hughes NEC Group
670 Caryl Mills AL Evesham needs to have services in this rapidly expanding town. More houses less provision.
669 Gillian Mountjoy Evesham collage The town is ever increasing and the collage is a vital learning center especially to people who do travel or drive..
668 Josh Chambers Pershore
667 Fiona Wilkins Harvington
666 Carol Green Home Where are young people going to be able to train for early years in Worcestershire?
665 Carol Riley
664 Stewart Warner Worcestershire We need all services we can get
663 Katharine Hart Worcestershire
662 Sharon Bowler Evesham
661 Caroline Ballard This college was a life line for me and my family. It is needed in the community. So many families are not able to send their children to college out of town.
660 Karen Brock Powick
659 Claire Dingley Worcestershire I don't understand why this is happening! Greed and ignorance? I hope each signature helps x
658 Wendy Camden Worcestershire county council It was through Evesham college that I accessed further education and went on to gain two university degrees. I would not have the career I now have without this initial opportunity provided by Evesham college. It would be a massive loss to the local and surrounding communities if this facility was lost.
657 Sharon Scott Worcestershire
656 Paul Brockman Retired Education is the most important thing we can give our young people .
655 Kevin Hartwell Evesham As a former Vice Principal at a secondary school in a deprived area I understand the importance of educational opportunity at a local level in such an area. Closure of local colleges would be extremely detrimental to the life chances of young people and those in need of retraining.
654 Julie Hartwell Evesham As a former teacher, I am extremely concerned at the proposed reduction of FE provision in our town.
653 Aline Cornish Evesham Typical of WCG (Warwickshire College Group) after closing Henley College. Idle promises making profit from buildings rather than investing in student futures. Evesham is a thriving growing town that needs education facilities. However, Evesham & Malvern Hills colleges have been stripped of their assets, both their employees and courses. Very sad and devastating.
652 Sue Amor Retired
651 Trudy Jarvis Evesham
650 Emma Middleton
649 Ruth Honeywell Eveshan
648 Samantha Williams Gloucestershire
647 Debra Westwood
646 Tracey Hodgkins Malvern Hills College
645 Danielle Salter Evesham
644 Jessica Heaney Evesham
643 Maria Pedro Kanes Food
642 Mel Walker Blockley school I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Evesham college when I left school and I have attended many night time college courses there since ! It will be a great shame to loose such an asset for young people growing up in the town and surrounding villages, leaving few options for school leavers .
641 Robert Tilley Malvern FE is not a business.
640 Wizzy Shawyer Artist self employed I studied at MHC as a teenager and went on to a very successfull international career in the Arts. This college is vital.
639 Rosie Bull Evesham Would be awful to lose this!! Not all kids can travel. There'll be nothing left in our town soon
638 Sue Scrivens This is an asset to the whole of Worcestershire
637 Kate Smith Worcestershire I think this is absolutely ridiculous as it's ruining children and adults education
636 Steve Drayton Home
635 Richard Morgan Evesham
634 Paula Morgan Evesham
633 Jaime Johnson
632 Emma Gordon Evesham Please don't close this college. I did a BTEC here nearly 30 years ago.
631 Pete Gordon What are they playing at! placed like this are needed. I went there for 4 yeasr after suffering a brain hemorrhage. I was re educated and went back to work.
630 Grace Agg Nanny, Cotswolds I did early years at evesham college 4 years ago. This has enabled me to have an amazing career in nannying leading to buying my first house at the age of 20!
629 Julie Haines
628 Sasha Jelfs
627 Emily Corfield Pinvin Community Preschool This is absolutely heartbreaking! Doing the childcare level 3 course has helped to support and mould me into the practitioner I have become and will forever be grateful for this, other people should still be able to have this opportunity to make a difference to young people’s lives.
626 Susan Haslam Worcestershire This a terribly retrogressive plan, robbing local people of a wide array of learning opportunities. It’s also a disgraceful betrayal of Warwickshire College Groups’ commitment to protect these institutions, and daylight robbery to thieve their assets.
625 Lauren White St Barnabas First and Middle School in Drakes Broughton
624 Bethany Radbourne Private nanny I completed my early years course here 8 years ago and I was abaosluflt fantastic. I was supported phenomenally and the knowledge I was taught was outstanding. 8 years later I am in the career path I have always wanted to go down and this if for Evesham college and it being so local To home.
623 Judy Cox Evesham Evesham and Malvern Colleges are essential places for local school leavers to further their education. Townships continue to expand and therefore provision for further education is necessary.
622 Kate Taylor WCG
621 Claire Warner Evesham
620 Samantha Dallard
619 Kirsty Kilgallen Former college student This is a stupid idea!
618 Pat Gough Worcs
617 Pat Jones So important to keep this facility for the young people of Evesham especially in a rapidly expanding town. Expecting people to commute to Pershore isn’t easy as the public transport infrastructure is so poor in this area with no sign of any improvement. The college has an important place in the community and the WCG should not be considering cutting the provision of FE in Evesham.
616 Nina Shields Herefordshire
615 Kerry Staley NHS Evesham
614 Lisa James Evesham This is one ridiculous proposal. They should be expanding not selling off this facility.
613 Matt Snape
612 Lorraine Mellor
611 Jack Peterson Evesham Another asset stripping exercise due to poor leadership and managment, a typical act of the (WC) group. Evesham needs its college more now than ever and execting people to just communte to Pershore isn't as easy as it sounds as the public transport infrastructure is poor in this area.
610 ann dingley Worcestershire Young people need education where they live ,not an hours journey away.
609 Ros Gray Worcestershire
608 Victoria Hildyard Evesham Stop closing what is left of Adult Education in our town. It is a very short sighted move.
607 Michelle Maunders Worcester
606 Alison Jeanes Pershore Please keep the college open. I have done many courses there as an adult and then worked there. It is a great place to learn and work.
605 Christine Wade Evesham My son is in he's finally year of graphic design and he has really enjoyed the whole experience of that college and he has been able to walk to college as we live off Davis road Evesham.
604 Lorraine Pearson Tesco Amazing educational establishment which is inclusive and gives all a chance. Ex student and employee
603 Dianne Pilkington Worcestershire Scandalous!!
602 JOHN SMYTHE Malvern This college has an important place in the local community. It is an area needing further education at every stage in the lives of the people.
601 Stuart Bryant
600 Verity Lloyd Riversides school, Worcester
599 Vicky Ashfield Evesham Please rethink your decision to close our college. There are so many young people in the town who don't drive and public transport is lacking so will be difficult for them to travel.
598 Courtney Smith Teaching Assistant I went to Evesham college when I left school and took level 3 childcare course which was amazing! I also went back there after my two year course of childcare and I got my GCSE Maths with the amazing support and help from the Maths department. I then went back last year to do the Level 3 Teaching Assistant course which was also amazing! They support that you get from this college is incredible!
597 Jo Dennick Evesham The provision of further education to our young people is an absolute necessity in this ever growing town. Closing the local college will force the young people in to cities & other towns to seek further education stretching those colleges resources even more.
596 Karen Baikey This college needs to be saved for generations to come!!!
595 Deborah Harrison Hft supported living Our town and surrounding villages needs this college please save our college
594 Jane Dunn Retired Our town has been subjected to a massive new buildings program yet the community will be lacking provision of it's only FE college not good planning
593 Jill Moulder Worcestershire Evesham college is vital to Evesham and its residents it would be a sin to close any part of it
592 Gill Thompson
591 Angela Ballard Ex Evesham College Employee I support my friends and ex colleges in their fight to keep Evesham and Malvern Campuses open. Further Education at a large college is not for everyone - students want to study locally not spend hours on buses to other campuses. Evesham College have amazing tutors who really know their pupils, encourage them to achieve and be the best version of themselves.
590 Donna Hill We need a local college with good educational provision for our children. Not everyone can afford to travel to Stratford Upon Avon or Gloucestershire - & why should they?
589 Janet Mayne Malvern
588 Lilli Turner Travel agent COOP TRAVEL Save our college !
587 Jane Gilks Retired I am absolutely shocked at this proposal. The town is growing at an alarming rate and they are talking about cutting the provision of further education in Evesham. They should be investing in it so that the future education of our young people can be assured.
586 tamsin smith
585 Joanna Clarke Evesham
584 Theresa Clarke Hereford College of Arts I cannot understand why this valuable educational resource is being stripped bear. It needs to stop. NOW! Education of all types should be open and available to everyone.
583 Sarah Dixon Crowle, Worcs
582 Annette Kelly Worcester Awful to hear this especially following on from the planned closure of Malvern.
581 Sam Luce Worcester ....... Local FE colleges are required for the local community and the skills market! What on earth are the young adults supposed to do within a college? Shocking and very sad!
580 Karen Poloni Home Our young people need this to remain open, more so now than ever!
579 Paul Calland
578 Vanessa Roxburgh Malvern Hills College It’s disgusting that we are losing these services. Adult education is much needed in the area especially for women returners.
577 Judith Taylor Malvern hills college WGC are quite unbelievable. Where will all this end?
576 Kelly Jones Evesham College has been part of the community for years. The college offers alternative learning to young people who do not want to stay on at mainstream 6th form. Also as an adult I have a trended various evening course to broaden my horizons. Without a regular bus service young people would not be able to continue their studies after leaving school.
575 Linda Douglas Evesham
574 John MacLeod GLOS Sustainability is extremely high profile, surely the local college provision fits? Such education needs ease of access. I'm assume it's budget chasing rather than by default.
573 Rebecca Caulton Worcestershire I grew up in Evesham (over 21 years in total) and attended two courses at Evesham College - both a BTEC ND and a HND. Further education in the area was (and WOULD remain so if these idiotic cuts went through) vital to those who deserve fair and right opportunities to help their careers. Failure and cuts to provide such education would really restrict. The college is vital and needs to stay.
572 Lorna Metcalfe
571 Julie Rutherford Evesham
570 Richard Percy Retired WCG appear to have been devious throughout their reign, good luck with trying to stop them.
569 Erin Conel
568 Glynis Jenkinson Evesham Evesham’s population is growing rapidly and this is a shortsighted move. Where is the commitment and vision for accessible, continuing education of adults in this area?
567 Sarah Watt Littleton Save the college it’s very important
566 C Morris Pershore I sign this as a lifelong resident of the Vale of Evesham, upset at a downgrading of education provision in south Worcestershire, and hoping for a change of mind - on behalf of my own children and my community.
565 Jess Allen Worcestershire
564 Harry Aston
563 Emily Vernalls
562 Kevin Sadler St Andrew’s Church centre What can I say asset stripping again !
561 Sam Garrett Wmfs This town is only getting larger close that now it would be a crime - and when you need to build a new one in 5-10yrs what a joke !!
560 Trudi Hirons Evesham Greatly shocked to hear about this. I am strongly opposed to it. We need post 16 educational provision here in Evesham. We need more local provision of vocational courses not less! If these services are moved to other sites many people will find travel too costly and I am particularly sad to hear there might be no provision of early years training. This 'land grab' must be stopped!
559 Jode Ballingall Plexus Law solicitors This would be so damaging to the youth of this ever growing town!!
558 Madeleine Pennock Worcestershire I am very saddened to see that WCG are now focussing closing Evesham College as another attempt at asset stripping. They are trying this with Malvern Hills College as I write. Small towns need local colleges and this is misguided, selfish planning on their behalf. I wish all those who are fighting to keep their college, that they will be successful.
557 Kerry Wood Worcestershire
556 Marie Martin Worcestershire I went to Evesham college, we definitely need it to stay open. Has it needed in our area. It's a good college.
555 Suzanne Burrows
554 Helen Crawford Helen Crawford Textile Artist
553 Laura Hodgkins Self employed mechanic Where do you expect everyone to go?!
552 Tom Workman Cheltenham
551 Rae Stevens Hereford College of Arts Shockingly brazen asset stripping by Warks College Group yet again...such poor practice.
550 Alison Griffin Hereford College of Art Disgraceful. With rising unemployment and mental health problems these colleges are vital
549 Susan Print Retired
548 Sarah-louise Smith Evesham My kids went there great college we need this in evesham
547 Ruth Bourne
546 Megan Harris Britania Services, Evesham
545 Yvonne Haynes BADSEY. W.I. This college is a great necessity in Evesham. Serving so many young and older people alike. It is criminal to close it. People cannot travel further afield for their education which is of prince importance in the world today. It has enabled so many pupils to access the education they need to follow up their job ideas. What will you do with the campuses once they are empty?
544 Alison Aitken Suckley I am an edult education student at Malvern Hills college (what a fantastic institution) and am appalled by the actions of WCG in closing what is a huge asset to the community in the Malvern area. Not content with doing that, they are now doing the same to Evesham College. It is disgusting.
543 Joanna Burgess
542 Anna Burgess
541 Nicola Porter The extracare Charitable trust Losing this amazing facility in evesham will disadvantage many young people and older people that do the night courses. People aren't always able to travel further afield to study. We are supposed to be encouraging our children to stay in further education until they are at least 18, how would that be possible for the children in the area if this facility is no longer available.
540 ANGELA BIDMEAD Argyll young adults in this area need to be able to attend a local educational college, closing this will prevent many of them from a future, most unable to travel, taking away there future. it is hard enough to get on as it is. do not make it any harder.
539 Christine Baker Evesham
538 Sam Grabham Worcestershire
537 Wendy Milum This provision is needed in Evesham.
536 Michelle Payne Worcestershire
535 Caroline Sutton National Careers Service This college provides valuable training opportunities for the local Community and industry would be severely affected by the closure of many courses currently running and the potential for more courses that respond to lMI information. Rural Communities Inthis area do nothave access to transport. Single parents for example with no transport would not be able to relocate to other colleges or WCG
534 Mandy Sinclair WCG Save our Evesham provision
533 Samantha Di Pasqua Evesham What does John Martins charity have to say about this?
532 Julie Gardner Pershore
531 Gail Hackett Evesham I have 2 granddaughters one who has learning difficulties. If the college closes where will she go to continue her education ? With the town expanding this seems ludicrous and I see only money grabbing people not at all interested in the future education of all young people
530 Helen Scott Evesham College
529 Kate Dee Retail Young people need this college
528 Kate Bryant
527 Kerry Wood Worcestershire
526 Carol Biggart Evesham is getting bigger.... not smaller! We need our local education available.
525 Maria Arkell Having worked it South Worcestershire College I know that it is difficult to manage financially, but it is meeting a demand for the students; and surely that is what a college is for. I believe that there is a covenant on Malvern and yet there is no mention that the local council will benefit from the sale; how has that been avoided.
524 Rebecca Frith This deffo needs to be saved the amount of students that have missed out during Covid can’t miss out again
523 Heidi Deacon
522 Jason Davies Worcestershire
521 Lesley Pankhurst Worcs Unbelievable ,,The saddest thing 🙁
520 Dawn Lourens
519 Claire Karadjov Worcester Please keep the Evesham college as it benefits so many people including my family.
518 Sandra Smith Worcs With more and more housing coming to Evesham and the surrounding villages this facility is needed more than ever, this is insane to think of downsizing the college.
517 Jane Birch Gloucester hospitals Both myself and children completed our education in Evesham college and it provides a good quality local experience
516 Robert Plumb
515 Emma Taylor Busy Bees
514 Phoenix Richardson Evesham This is a ludicrous measure. I have been able to access a lot of training because Evesham college was in my door step and even offered a fantastic creche facility for students to enable them to attend classes. It was a REAL ASSET for Evesham and local people. This is a cut too far and will negatively impact many people now and in the future. Education should not be a privilege but a basic right.
513 Jane Ibbotson
512 Amanda Rogers Caterlink
511 Justin Clifford Knight Torquay
510 Jilly Fornara Evesham College It would be tragic to lose this great facility for learning & education which helps so many people in & around Evesham
509 Mo Bedder Devon
508 Charlie Annis HCA Evesham Community Hospital I studied here. If it wasn’t for this college I wouldn’t have met my best friends, have the job I do today and have the qualification I have thanks to the amazing health and social care teachers. It made me who I am today! To close the college would be a great shame and disappointing
507 Jo Vale Evesham This will be such a shame for Evesham.
506 Gary Whitcombe Evesham Colleg
505 Margaret PYE Worcs This local provision is vital especially now after this pandemic. We need to invest in our skills provision and special learning
504 Michelle Taylor Evesham Our children need access to local Higher Education.
503 Dana Munteanu Evesham
502 Alicia Johnson Evesham
501 Sian Midwinter Physiotherapist We need access to local higher education in Evesham. This must stay and be invested in.
500 Clare Hackett Worcs
499 Jennifer Emms Tewkesbury This is disgraceful, would be a great loss to Evesham and the surrounding areas.
498 Joanna Pearce Evesham
497 elizabeth lampitt worcs My two grand children both attended this college learning their trade from which they now earn their living.From where they lived at the time it would have been difficult to have reached further afield for this education.
496 Jon Evans Evesham This must be saved for future education in Evesham
495 Gemma Walker Evesham Without The college I wouldn’t have received my further education and be excelling in my career.
494 Lucy Thomas Broadway Worcestershire
493 Paul Retallick St. Augustine’s Catholic High School Two family members have benefitted greatly from Evesham College courses
492 Jan Stanley
491 Kate Stock Evesham
490 Graham Bonson Evesham Decent education should be as local as possible. Evesham is growing, population's and needs the college.
489 R Hudd We should be building and improving schools and colleges in and around Evesham not closing them!!
488 Rachel Cunynghame Chipping Campden So importnt to keep this facilty for our young people to be able to learn/train and not have to travel further than they need to.
487 Andrea Kingsland-Inwood Evesham My husband attended Evesham college, he wouldn’t have been able to go to any other college as easily because he doesn’t drive due to a sight issue.
486 Gemma Marskell-Stewart Evesham Hotel & Spa I trained in beauty at Evesham college in my late 20’s, 9 years ago after having my children. Without the college I wouldn’t have been able to complete my training as travelling further a field wasn’t an option with young children. It would be such a shame to lose this asset to the town for young adults and mature students alike.
485 Danielle Rogers Evesham My child's future
484 Rebecca Moore
483 Megan Ponting Worcestershire
482 Aimee Huntley Nursing / health & social care A wonderful college! I attended 2014 - 2015. Access to HE and GCSE Mathematics. I wouldn’t be where I am today with this amazing learning environment and it’s supportive network of tutors! It would be such a shame to lose Evesham College!
481 Carla Retallick Evesham My daughter and I are benefiting greatly from Evesham college and feel sad at its reduction of offers of courses. Please think of the future generations of this beautiful town.
480 Ella Malin Worcestershire
479 Simon Andrew McMahon
478 Lorraine Carroll Kiddywinks ltd ( nursery ) Would be a great loss locally in my line of profession we are already struggling to recruit qualified staff
477 Denise Johnson Wolverhampton City College The local area needs a college..
476 Alysha Loveridge Worcestershire When I was a young mum trying my utmost to better myself this college was the only way I could. No way could I travel to Pershore or Worcester with the limited public transport. Doing this is condemning a large portion of young people to a serious lack of opportunity and deprivation
475 Tracy Hampton Business owner Disgraceful
474 Lisa Hunn Tsb In a rapidly expanding town we need to be able to offer the young people choices but on their doorstep. Not every young person wants to stay at school nor do they have the aptitude to do so. Make the college profitable but don't close it down
473 Anneka Davis Evesham
472 Lewis Wellon Evesham
471 Jo Keen Self employed This is very sad .I studied childcare and worked in the creche at the college .my children now go to the college .Another asset lost in the town they should be making improvements and getting it back to its former glory not shutting it down .
470 Nikki Moulton Worcs
469 Chloe Woods Evesham Having attended Evesham College many years ago, I'm shocked to read that it's potentially going to close. Soke children in Evesham depend on this as they can not get to colleges further away due to lack of funds. Closing this college would be awful to those children and to other children who choose this college to take education further. Also adults attending the college to do access courses!!
468 Anna Szymczakowska Evesham Do not close Evesham Collage
467 Kirstie Bray Evesham It would be tragic for our community and young adults if we lost Evesham college
466 Sally Hebbard Dudley college Cutting provision now is a disgrace
465 Caroline Elwin Worcestershire
464 Heidi Parker
463 Sara Fairbrother Care This college needs to stay open for the education and well being of people who live in this town, we do not need any more flats built .
462 Lisa McMahon Care home
461 Jody Cuss To close large parts of the college would be a disaster. Children are now required to remain in education until aged 18 by law and this will greatly reduce their options.
460 Carys Jeffries Warwickshire Travel isn't always an option. Post 16 education is already tough, please dont reduce their choices further
459 Ian Houghton A1 Thermoline Ltd How does this happen. The town is growing at a huge rate with housing and also massive commercial development at Vale Park yet one of the main educational hubs for adults is being reduced like this. Many of the young adults that attend do not drive with many able to walk to the college. Already courses being transferred to Leamington, totally wrong decision that will directly affect Evesham.
458 Sarah Houghton Worcs
457 Karen Bryant Evesham
456 Geoffrey Morris
455 Andre Marcellot Eveshsm I honestly believe it would be another nail in the coffin for Evesham if the college closes. It is a vital part of our community. Have you driven through Pershore lately? It's a nightmare.
454 Amy Jelfs Evesham
453 C Bowell Evesham This would be a great loss to Evesham . How would the students get to Pershore?
452 Sally Gilks Retired It’s absolutely disgraceful that this closure should even be anticipated. Access to education is vital in this area & will only impact young people who need the help at this time, especially after COVID-19. We will end up with a lost generation.
451 Becky Davis Broadway and Towerview playschool Outrageous this can’t happen, I did my training in early years at Evesham. We have members of staff booked to do the course where does this leave them? Absolutely disgraceful feel so sorry for so many people who are going to have these opportunities taken away from them.
450 Bridget Cresswell Evesham
449 Chris Smith
448 Jane King Evesham This would be a big loss for the town. It’s a brilliant college offering a wide range of courses for all ages
447 Sandra Capaldi Dismayed at the threat of Evesham College closure. With our Evesham area expanding so much in recent years and in the future it is so important to keep our College open for our young people.
446 Christina Jones Retired Young adults need places locally to learn
445 Ray Knight Cleaner in Evesham
444 Diana Bennett Absolutely disgusting Evesham is a growing town and is much bigger than pershore so why move everything to there? Makes no sense. Keep the college going many children leave school and prefer to go on to further education at college as they feel like adults more and didn't get on at school.
443 Katie Higginson Vale of Evesham School I studied at this college for 2years. It would be a real shame and a massive loss to the community if this goes ahead. Please allow others to fulfill there dreams at this amazing College. SAVE EVESHAM COLLEGE!!
442 Andreia Petric
441 Emma Harrison The town is growing as more houses are being built. Education increases life chances for future generations
440 Pauline Brennan
439 Karen Davies Evesham
438 Sonia Parrott Evesham A lot of our kids in these small villages don’t have ways to travel to colleges further afield or can afford the travel expenses.leave our college alone.your only wanting to put more houses there.think of our kids future and adults furthering there careers
437 Diane Furminger
436 Emily Lovell
435 Stu Davis Self employed
434 Alwyn Rawlings Worcestershire Very dissapointed if this happens, as Evesham is continually increasing in size. Not everyone can or wants to travel to another one. I have always heard good things about Evesham College, why take it away, when it's working well!
433 Neil Barlow Nhs This should not be allowed to happen.
432 Luke Nevin Plumbworld This is a vital educational institution! The sports courses, accountancy etc all need to be reopened and the college and all the others in the Wychavon district should be run by Wychavon. It’s disgraceful how the college has fallen in the last 7 years since I left it.
431 Emma Manktelow Worcestershire My step son who has learning difficulties goes to evesham college and absolutely loves it. This will ruin my step sons education. He doesn't deal with change and he is really settled at evesham.
430 niamh noriega Warwickshire save evesham !
429 Kim Edmed Evesham
428 Chrissie Robinson
427 Nicola Powell
426 Kirsty Hall Support worker Went here myself. Would be really sad for the upcoming generations to not have a local college to attend
425 Lorna De ath Worcestershire Evesham needs opportunities for further education including under 18's
424 Marilyn Hillyard Education at this level is as important as the Early years. We need to promote and save this vital facility.
423 Hayley Monk Vale of Evesham School As a newly single parent the early years course set me on a path where I could provide for my son and get the most amazing, rewarding job. Let others have this opportunity!!!
422 Ellie Smith Evesham When I first started Evesham college I had no GCSE and no high school education as I was home schooled from the age of 13 to 15. I spent four years at evesham college and now I am a fully qualified hairdresser working at a high street salon. Thanks to Evesham college I managed to follow my dreams and achieve my goals.
421 Hannah Boulton Student mental health nurse
420 Sylvia Hartland I got two children that will be finishing school within the future and they mite need to carry on there education at our local college with out having to travel.
419 June Armstrong Worcestershire As an ex Evesham Secondary teacher, many of our students went on to Evesham College and gained valuable skills and qualifications to support their future careers. How are students and families expected to afford the travelling expenses if this college closes?
418 Sindy Jelfs Evesham
417 Lisa mannina
416 Emma Crockett Pershore
415 Julie Day NHS Profit before access, awful situation for people who cannot travel
414 Laura Mclachlan WORCESTERSHIRE I did two courses at this colleges and my school age children should be able to in the future
413 Emily Carson Evesham
412 sarah hawkins My daughter goes to college and has really enjoyed being just down the road instead of having to travel an hour on the bus to get to Worcester.
411 Hayley Griffiths Evesham
410 Joanne Brennan
409 Vito Rizzo
408 Lyn Wood Evesham
407 Mark Hill
406 Zetta Robinson Worcs We need this provision of education for children up to 18, 18+ and adult education. My whole family have attended at one time or another and everyone it has led to full time work. Without proper public transport in our rural area, how are people to stand a chance of further education.
405 Christine Milton Malvern Health Centre, lives in Elmley Castle This will be a terrible thing to happen to the area. Absolutely shocking!
404 Katie Gilbert Local business wiman
403 Susan Stephenson Childswickham where are the students and future students going to go? I am thinking more of those that can't travel to Worcester etc. Those who need a college in their home town because of travel issues etc. Ridiculous that they want to close this Asset
402 James Stephenson Childswickham where are the students and future students going to go? I am thinking more of those that can't travel to Worcester etc. Those who need a college in their home town because of travel issues etc. Ridiculous that they want to close this Asset
401 Sylvia Simms Childswickham What is going on?
400 keith taylor Worcestershire Building houses and expanding the town like there is no tomorrow and then closing education establishments.
399 Alison Fletcher Evesham Evesham is growing bigger every year. They should be increasing the size of the college. Not all families can afford to commute to go to college miles away.
398 Ophelia Di Pasqua
397 Stacey Emms
396 Claire Jervis
395 Shelby Earl Evesham I attended this college and I learnt a lot about life skills as well as my course.
394 Sherrie Bailey Evesham You CANNOT close this college down....it's an important part of Evesham and surrounding areas, if it closes you are taking away vital education, especially those who cannot travel far
393 Jay Allen-Jones Evesham.
392 Haydee Scarsbrook Moreton In Marsh
391 K Jinks Evesham Evesham College has been used by many of my family and friends and has provided the stepping stone to their future. Reducing options for education in an area with an increasing population is very short cited.
390 Stephanie Cross Birmingham I attended this college twice in my lifetime. One W for BTEC National diploma in Care and the second for an access course. I graduated from University in 2014 and I am now earning a nice wage. This college has got me to where I am today and it should NOT be closed!
389 Gemma Bitt Dc electrical
388 Sally Wride Manager Our town and our young people need this college.
387 Lucy Southall Education services need to be available locally, how is someone with no car and caring duties meant to get from Evesham to Worcester or Pershore to improve their life options?
386 Krys Cave Fitness instructor Save the college.
385 Deborah Blakemore It's an absolute disgrace to cut these services
384 Linda Ashby
383 Alex Morris Evesham college
382 Lisa Billingham Worcestershire
381 Kiera Lewis Worcestershire
380 Gillian watts Evesham Worcestershire I gained most of my qualifications from this college please don’t take away local people’s dreams of bettering their education
379 Tracey Crump
378 Pippa Pearson Church lench This college is a vital part of evesham. I have attended college in Evesham along with my 3 children. As a mother that has one child that has to go, to college still it would make it unaffordable for him to attend if this college was to close. The next available college would be Worcester which is almost impossible for children in outer villages to attend due to cost and transport links.
377 Simon Godfrey Winchcombe Electrical Services I have used the evesham college a number of times to up date my training
376 Granthan Speake Evesham needs a college as an alternative to going into sixth form(or whatever it is called now)Speaking from experience, School life is not for everyone but going to College works for others. Certainly helped me
375 Paula Moore Bidford on avon school I did all my teaching assistant courses there , I have now been working for over 20 years all thanks to Evesham college!
374 Richard Morris Evesham
373 Laura Harris
372 Penny Jelfs
371 Pat Key Evesham We need the college for the future of our children and grandchildren.
370 Marie Chibge School My mum works there, I have done a lot of courses there. Where will my children go?
369 Rachel Morris Evesham
368 Maria Warwick This can't happen
367 Jennie Salter Private sector Disgraceful behaviour on trying to close and sell the College. My daughter is there atm and does not want to transfer to pershore it’s not easy for her to adapt again
366 Kirstie Godfrey Worcester Theres more people, young and old to train why reduce the amount of training places. I dont think its right. If anything look at expanding and diversifying the training and learning programmes.
365 Rob Woodcock
364 Andrew Simms Bidford on Avon Primary Invaluable local training for Teaching assistants.
363 Niki Nicholson Evesham
362 Louise Gould Worcestershire
361 Tara Middleton Waitress Please do not close the college we need it in our town its the only one for the adults and children who need it to go far in life and do well.as there is nothing here for the children as you know and the college brings good in people as said.the college is great and people love going there.
360 Jean Purfield Don't close Evesham needs you!
359 Louise Zikking Worcestershire Since merging with Warwickshire college the classes have slowly been reduced. Very disappointed to see this happening when Evesham is increasing in size and I’m concerned for the future education of our children.
358 Holly Brewster
357 Vicki Clarke
356 Jenny James Worcestershire
355 Samantha Betley Nursery Nurse As a mother and an early years professional. I’m upset to hear about the proposed closures. We need more courses for young people and adults, not less. And nowhere local doing early years, a popular course? I don’t understand the logic!!
354 Sarah Morrissey St Richard's First School Working in Early Years myself, I cannot believe it will no longer be offered in Worcestershire campuses.
353 Alan Lucas 17 St Pauls Close, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 2EY
352 Alison Hodgkins This college is needed for the further education of students in this area with all the extra housing being built.
351 Sarah Cohen Worcestershire
350 Adam Robbins
349 Joanne Bason Broadway & Towerview Playschool This should not happen. As a mamnagervif an Early Years setting I have staff booked on to Level 3 courses. What will this mean for them?
348 Leanna Walker Care worker in Evesham There isn’t a lot for the kids to go to after school as it is and to close this down is mad this town is going to a Ghost town everything is being taken away there is no shops nothing for the kids to do it really is getting awful
347 Emma Ashmead Harvington
346 Anthony Rayner Evesham How can it be right to take away people’s future opportunities.
345 Rebecca Betley Worcestershire
344 Steve Turvey Worcestershire
343 Julie Banting Evesham
342 Kathy Lake Evesham Evesham needs this now and for all the future students, dont close it!
341 Julie Turvey Worcestershire
340 Sissy Mills Over 50 and in need of training for the modern world because employers think more if unreliable youngsters than those that care Thankfully, Pershore Is only a 6 mile walk so the students will get some exercise
339 Vicki Baker Eve
338 Chloe Oecken-richards
337 Amy Spiers Evesham Our children need access to alternative Higher education than extended school
336 Susan Collins Parent The local area needs this venue and confirmation of the issue
335 Paula Smith Nhs
334 Natasha Hancox Evesham
333 Daisy Halford Evesham I wouldn’t be where I am without this college. I am hoping my son will go here. You cannot close a college that brings so much to the town. Evesham will die without the college.
332 Gail Hobbs-Clarke
331 Sarah Greenwood NHS
330 Yuliyana Petkovska
329 John Roden Evesham
328 Vicky Aston
327 Anna Pakalska Evesham