Saturday, February 05, 2011

Nairn parents start fight to stop cuts to Nursery Funding

Nairn parents are questioning the council's figures and claiming they haven't been consulted on a major cash cut to the First Steps nursery in Nairn that would mean the end of funded places for 3 & 4 year olds. The Council are claiming overprovision in Nairn. 80 parents attended a public meeting on Thursday night and came away very unsatisfied.

"Parents and nursery owner Roslin Murdoch are angry they have not been consulted and question the figures in the report.

Ms Murdoch said they did not include her £3,000 annual lease fee and some of the salary and pension costs of the council staff at other nurseries."

Full story in the Press and Journal

Is this a cut that Laurie, Graham and Sandy will be supporting? I wonder if they will have any comment to make about the Council's figures used to support this cut?


Anonymous said...

..........and yet you dont mention cllr Liz Macdonald whom i think you'll find is working her socks off giving the parents and nursery her support and assistance!!!!

Graisg said...

I mention those three because they are part of the ruling administration on the Council. Sandy is the main man too, when it comes to it will they vote for another cut that harms Nairn?
Liz isn't proposing these cuts the others are!

Graisg said...

@ Concerned parent (not a first steps user) - sorry we would have to check the information stated before we published your comment and we regret that we just don't have the time or resources to do that.
You could try contacting the Press and Journal or other local media outlets and telling them your views like other Nairn parents have successfully done.