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Matthew Dorrance has welcomed the decision to put Christmas Dinner back on the menu in schools across the County.

The decision comes after Councillors from across the political spectrum put pressure on the Council following the publication of its Schools Christmas Menu which offered a “filled sandwich” or a “pizza finger”.

St John Ward Councillor Matthew Dorrance wrote to the Conservative Cabinet Member saying:

“I have received several representations from residents in Brecon and further afield about the Christmas menu being offered by the School Catering Service this year.

“I think the Council has made a mistake and I urge you to intervene to ensure schools can offer a traditional Christmas Lunch this year before it’s too late.

“For a number of children, the school dinner is the most nutritious meal of the day and if your service continues to push ahead with its proposals, those children will miss out.

“My Welsh Labour colleague, Cllr Sandra Davies, attempted to ask an urgent question at the last Council meeting on this issue but her request was denied.  That means Councillors have not had the opportunity to discuss the decision.

“Please will you overturn this decision and ensure our schools can offer a cooked Christmas lunch before Powys County Council is known throughout Wales as the Grinch that stole Christmas.”

Welcoming the decision to put Christmas Dinner back on the menu, Matthew said:

“I’m really pleased that the Cabinet have listened to Councillors and our communities.

“This is a victory for decency and common sense.”

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