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Proposal to change day on which County Ensemble rehearsals take place

We are consulting with pupils, parents and staff on a proposal to change the day of the week on which County Ensemble rehearsals take place.

County Ensemble rehearsals have taken place on a Friday for a number of years. However, a number of recent developments mean that it has become impractical for us to continue to do this. The developments are:

  • More and more local schools, both primary and secondary, are adopting an asymmetric timetable (i.e. finishing school at lunchtime every Friday). There is a very definite risk that many ensemble members would be unable to return to Haverfordwest for rehearsals on a Friday evening, having left school at lunchtime

  • Ever growing demands on Music Service staff to deliver more for less to ensure the service can continue to function. I’m sure you are aware that the staff put in many long hours every week, outside of school hours, for the benefit of our young people with rehearsals, concerts, school productions, music festivals etc. Moving County Ensemble rehearsals to an alternative night of the week would help staff to achieve a better work / life balance

We acknowledge that moving rehearsals from a Friday evening will result in challenges for some, therefore, we would like to poll the remaining days of the week to find the best alternative day.



Proposed options

Friday 4.30 - 6.30pm

Monday 4.30 - 6.30pm


Tuesday 4.30 - 6.30pm


Wednesday 4.30 - 6.30pm


Thursday 4.30 - 6.30pm


NB: All current transport arrangements would remain the same


Timetable for consultation


Consultation with Music Service staff

Friday 3rd - Friday 10th May 2019

Consultation with pupils and parents

Monday 13th - Friday 24th May 2019

All responses returned to Music Service

Friday 24th May 2019

Music Service meeting to consider responses

w/c Monday 3rd June 2019


Your views

We’d be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete and return our online response form

Alternatively, please print off a hard copy, complete and return to surveys@pembrokeshire.gov.uk or post to Pembrokeshire County Council, Policy, 2D County Hall, Haverfordwest, SA61 1TP

Please return by Friday 24th May 2019






ID: 5190, revised 10/05/2019