Thursday, February 12, 2009

Maclean Court decision deferred but the fight goes on!

A decision on the proposed closure of MacLean Court has been deferred until the 11th March . But the campaign continues, please print off a few more petition sheets and keep going. 861 signatures after 4 days of campaigning now and Liz has said ' We've got a month now to get every signature in Nairn!'
Please stay tuned to the Gurn and the Nairnshire for details of meetings etc related to this subject.

Now here's the official speil read out by the chair of Social Work at Glenurquart Road today.

'Additional and new information regarding difficulties at MacLean Court has been bought to my attention.

The budget line is about service improvement.

I am advised the we cannot deliver personal care to the frailer service users in the existing building.

In consultation with the Chair I am now advised that we will bring back a full report to the next Housing and Social Work Committee on 11 March 2009 which will provide information on how we can maintain, or improve, the current level of service to the people in Nairn.

If we are not content with the assurances given in the report we will then look far savings elsewhere in the Social Work budget.'

The 861 that have signed the petition and those that wrote letters and e-mails have already influenced the Highland Council. Together we can go the whole way and save the Day Care Centre! Keep going folks we can win! Nairn is a caring community and we want to keep it that way!

How can you help? Any campaigning suggestions? Please leave a comment if you have any ideas.


Iain said...

Brilliant news. But you know what cheers me more than anything? It's that the people of Nairn and our elected representatives have joined forces in a cause worth fighting for - and we have all got such a buzz from that. The "them and us" has to go and we must focus on other issues we can be united on. Well done Liz for leading on this and for delving into the world of blogs to declare support. Well done The Gurn for an increasingly useful rallying point for community issues.

Anonymous said...

That's an excellent response in such a short space of time. C'mon Nairnites - keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Has Sandy Park signed the petition yet???

Graisg said...

@anon a 7.37. Sorry we'll have to let that one pass for reasons that should be obvious to you.