The Clifden Road Campaign 2011 - 2012
RISC was launched in April 2011 in response to plans for a new Catholic Secondary VA School in the borough of Richmond. That initial campaign ran for almost 2 years, and its legacy is represented in RISC’s aims and policies for the future. Follow the bullet points below for a chronological history of those events. You’ll also find a lot more information in our Archive.
An election pledge, a White Paper, and momentum starts to build, both for and against a new VA school in Richmond Borough.
RISC’s Clifden Road campaign is born, as Council plans take shape and opposition grows.
RISC challenges the council's decision-making process, which leads to a borough-wide consultation.
The consultation results are published, showing signifiant opposition to the council's plan from the non-Catholic population. RISC puts its case strongly to the council, but they eventually approve the Clifden Road VA School plans. RISC gets permission for a Judicial Review of the decision, but the challenge is unsuccessful.