SECURITY fencing is to be installed around the sports pitches of the Queen Elizabeth School in Wimborne – subject to planning consent.

The Wimborne Academy Trust say the Blandford Road site needs the two-metre tall welded mesh panel around its pitches to the east of the main school “to enhance safeguarding.”

It will replace existing dilapidated chain-link fencing which the school says “does not offer any reasonable protection for the pupils using the pitches or keeping the fields secure from members of the public.”

It says the fencing is in line with Government recommendations.

Comments on the application, ref 21/1157, can be made until September 20th via the Dorset Council website.