This morning, I had the pleasure of meeting parents of children at Law Nursery; they are very concerned at SNP plans to close the nursery on its long standing and highly successful site and relocate it within Rosebank Primary School.
I accepted a petition with 1161 signatures on it - an indication of real concern about SNP plans. I delivered this to the Director of Education later today.
Tonight, we unfortunately saw the high handed arrogance of the Dundee City Council SNP administration at its worst. Bowing to public pressure, they withdrew their paper to close Law Nursery from the Education Committee but refused to give parents and the Education Committee any reassurance that the report will not come back and that the proposal is permanently dropped.
I have called on the Education Convener Liz Fordyce to stop this unfortunate approach and give parents a categoric assurance that she has dropped the closure proposal permanently. I spoke tonight to a parent leading the campaign to save the nursery on its present site and although she had been advised that the item was dropped from tonight’s committee, no assurance was given that the proposal has been permanently abandoned, as parents demand.
Tonight saw the SNP administration rather lose the plot. Some members of the public were denied access to the meeting and the Education Convener failed to give any reassurance to members of the Education Committee over Law Nursery.
I ask Mrs Fordyce to give a clear and categorical assurance that the SNP has permanently dropped its plans to close the Law Nursery facility and move provision to Rosebank Primary School.
It is not what parents want and its about time Mrs Fordyce started listening to them.