Anger over plans to close nursery

PARENTS have launched a petition in a bid to save a Cumbernauld nursery from closure.

Wednesday, 6th October 2010, 5:38 pm

North Lanarkshire Council's plans to shut Abronhill Nursery School and replace it with a new facility at St Lucy's Primary, claiming it will enhance nursery provision and make it easier for youngsters to adapt to primary education.

It's thought the move would also save the council around 100,000.

The council organised a public meeting last week to explain the reasons behind the decision, but parents say they will fight it all the way.

Campaigner Shirley McKenzie said: "Abronhill is a brilliant nursery. It was the first purpose-built nursery in Cumbernauld and we have to do what we can to save it."

Another mum, Emma Pacitti, said; "The council can spend a million pounds on stupid neon lights, but can't keep our nursery open? They need to look at their priorities."

Anyone wishing to have their say about the nursery proposals can write to Jane Liddell, (Abronhill Nursery School Consultation), Head of Education Quality and Development, Learning and Leisure Services, Kildonan Street, Coatbridge ML5 3BT.

Alternatively you can e-mail to [email protected] no later than Friday, November 5, 2010.