D-Day for nursery

FLASHBACK: Protesters make their feelings clear in October last year.
FLASHBACK: Protesters make their feelings clear in October last year.

A LONG-AWAITED decision on the future of Cumbernauld’s first purpose built nursery was expected to be made in Motherwell as we went to press yesterday (Wednesday).

It is understood that North Lanarkshire councillors are expected to recommend the closure of Abronhill Nursery at the end of the session in June.

Alternative arrangments are to made for the youngsters at the nursery wing of St Lucy’s Primary.

NLC insisted that nursery provision in the area would be enhanced by the move and make it easier for children to adapt to primary education. The closure will also save the council £100,000

The proposal which was first mooted in October prompted howls of protest from parents who set up their own pressure group to oppose the move.

Called Making Waves, this was a nod to the controversial lighting approaches project in Cumbernauld which is costing NLC £963,000.

The group had the full backing of MSPs and councillors.

However, the closure now looks certain to go ahead.