End of ban?

PUBLISHED: 08:54 28 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:51 15 June 2010

POSITIVE talks have taken place between store managers and the Principal of Honiton Community College, Norman Tyson, following a decision to ban children in school uniform from entering the Co-op in Lace Walk.

POSITIVE talks have taken place between store managers and the Principal of Honiton Community College, Norman Tyson, following a decision to ban children in school uniform from entering the Co-op in Lace Walk.An area manager from Co-op hosted the meeting, held last Friday, when it was revealed 400 students have signed a petition to express concern that 1,200 young people have been stigmatised for the actions of a few. Mr Tyson told the Herald: "It was a very productive meeting and it took place at the Co-op. "It is fair to say that I will be drafting a letter to parents in due course."The Co-op takes its civic responsibilities very seriously and they recognise the fact that the vast majority of students get it right, and are looking to respond to that."Somerfield was first to ban young people in school uniform from entering its store, in High Street, following problems caused by youths.Mum Vikki Sparks wants the ban lifted at Co-op, so her children can use the store before going to school."At the moment they've got to change out of their uniform and then get back in it," she said. "I'm also concerned that at least one child has gone into the store wearing uniform. Is there one rule for one and another for everybody else?

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