Pressure builds on County Council to restore Christmas Dinner

Powys County Council should restore the traditional Christmas school dinner for Powys' school-children according to local AM, Russell George.


The Montgomeryshire AM is calling on the County Council to reverse its decision to replace the traditional Christmas dinner with a filled sandwich, margarita pizza finger, breaded coated chicken or vegetable nuggets.

The menu has been set out by Powys County Council for schools throughout the county, prompting uproar from local politicians, parents and residents alike..


Responding to the news, Mr George said:


"I'm calling on Powys County Council to reinstate the traditional Christmas dinner on the school menu.


"A Margarita Pizza finger and a vegetable nugget just doesn't cut the mustard I'm afraid. Turkey and all the trimmings and a suitable vegetarian alternative should be put back on the menu this year.


"We all know that Powys County Council is under financial pressure and that the Welsh Government must do more to adequately fund the County Council's services, but I question whether spending a little extra on providing a traditional school Christmas dinner is going to break the bank. 


"Montgomeryshire's "Tiny Tims" look forward to their traditional Christmas dinner at the end of term and this kind of action does little to save much money but does a lot to make the County Council look like Ebenezer Scrooge before he came to his senses.


"I sincerely hope that they will reconsider this decision at the earliest opportunity and spread some Christmas cheer among schools across Montgomeryshire."