Memorandum submitted by The Right Reverend
Anthony Priddis, MA, Dip Theol, FCEM, Bishop of Hereford
1. You will be aware that Herefordshire
has no university or institution of higher education within it.
The University of Worcester, formed 18 months ago, looks to make
some provision, including providing training for nurses in Hereford
Hospital. As a consequence, people are unlikely in the main to
come across the Welsh border into Herefordshire or indeed into
South Shropshire for higher or further education.
2. The situation with regard to schools
is of course quite different and here there is movement in both
directions according to where people live and local quality and
reputation of primary and indeed secondary schools, together with
crucial issues of transport which may well themselves be connected
with where parents work if they are taking children to school
18 February 2008