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SAVE SALFORD COUNCIL NURSERIES PUBLIC MEETING CALLED BY UNISON
 

Star date: 10th February 2018

PUBLIC MEETING TO STOP CLOSURE OF FIVE COUNCIL NURSERIES

Save Salford Council Nurseries Public Meeting
Saturday 17th February 11am-1pm
Hemsley House, The Crescent

Salford City UNISON, which represents workers at the five Salford City Council nurseries earmarked for closure, has called a public meeting for next Saturday, 17th February, to discuss how to keep them open.

Full details here...


Yesterday, Salford City Council announced a consultation on the closure of all five of its outstanding OFSTED rated nurseries - Little Hulton Day Nursery, Barton Moss Day Nursery, Higher Broughton Day Nursery, Belvedere Day Nursery and Winton Day Nursery.

106 nursery workers would lose their jobs, and over three hundred children would have to be placed elsewhere if the closures go ahead...

"If this happens it will have a devastating impact on dozens of mainly low-paid women workers as well as hundreds of children and families throughout our city" states Salford City UNISON, the trade union that represents the nursery workers.

UNISON has called a Save Salford Council Nurseries Public Meeting for next Saturday, 17th February, between 11am and 1pm at Hemsley House on The Crescent "to discuss what we can do to keep them open."

Salford Council is due to set its budget on 28th February, and the nurseries consultation starts on the 26th February and doesn't finish until after the local elections in May.

The meeting is open to everyone in Salford, and UNISON is particularly urging councillors and MPs to attend... "We want them to listen to the people and to commit to standing with us to keep these nurseries open" the union states.

Save Salford Council Nurseries Public Meeting
Saturday 17th February 11am-1pm
Hemsley House, The Crescent M5 4PE
(next to the old Crescent Police Station)

For more details see the Save Salford Council Nurseries Public Meeting Facebook event page - click here

For further details of these potential closures and details of £11.2million cuts see previous Salford Star article Ė click here


Main photo shows the campaigners successfully fighting to keep Oaklands Nursery open ten years ago in Salford

Felsey wrote
at 18:30:24 on 12 February 2018
DownButNotOut thank you, well put. Are you saying Salford has had little improvement in EHPs (Elderly People's Homes) since Salford Star reported problems back in 2014. As a pensioner I shout "SHAME" on our elected for not commenting here about all the topics that are turning my stomach. All I hear is the wave of bad news. Are Salford Councillors seriously in any doubt what they will be told to do when they come a knocking on our doors in May for our vote. WHY? http://salfordstar.com/article.asp?id=2467

down but not out wrote
at 16:03:03 on 12 February 2018
I will say it again, We, the people of Salford, have always believed that Community Tax, apart from funding Fire police, Ambulance etc, is for our most vulnerable, Does the Council actually understand who the most Vulnerable citizens are or are they still playing catchup?? I doubt it, why do they continue to allow our money to go to the A.J. project, allow builders and the like to get away with fees, give land away cheap,also ask Salford people to fund a maternity unit now we don't have one at Salford Royal, ask Salford people to pay for Cladding that wasn't their fault. Now transport has been taken away from the most vulnerable,a Respite unit for the most vulnerable proposed to close, now five nurseries proposed to close. The list goes on. May I also suggest that the Council look after their Elderly by closing these horrible EPH's and make sure that our vulnerable elderly are moved into quality accommodation which benefits them and is not Service led!

Bob the regular wrote
at 06:43:32 on 11 February 2018
Paul is bang on in every way, but I must admit I am warming to the Leningrad idea. This might sound a bit odd at first to those who listen to my usual rantings about our council.I for one would rally right behind Dennet and his councilors if I knew that a future Labour government under Jezza would reward these good people the same way Stalin rewarded the people in charge during the siege. Perhaps Phil could tell the stars readers about Stalins gratitude.

Phil wrote
at 17:50:49 on 10 February 2018
Nurseries are closing, council tax is going up by five percent. You just have to accept that it's for the good of this great city of ours. Mayor Dennett is a good man, and a true socialist. He wouldn't do anything that was against the interests of the city's citizens. Just be grateful that council tax isn't going up by ten percent, and that a dozen nurseries are not closing. And remember, this is Salford, and we are Salfordians. We must be proud of our city, and of its heritage and history. What we need is to get some Leningrad Spirit. As citizens we need to conjure up some of the community spirit that those brave Soviet citizens of that great city did during WW2. And just like them, we shall not be crushed, nor vanquished by the slings and arrows of Conservative Party cuts. No, we shall endure. We shall endure and thrive and grow. And remember People, now is the time that we must support our Mayor, and our Labour Party Council.

Sarah cunliffe wrote
at 13:52:59 on 10 February 2018
This is absolutely disgusting

Paul whitelegg wrote
at 11:54:20 on 10 February 2018
Salford will vote for a Labour mayor backed by his Assistant Labour mayors and the other 53 Labour Councillors . Yes they all blame the Tories but in the end It's the Labour mayor who needs to stop the waste They create and fund the services the people of Salford pay for . Over a Million £ in wages and expenses go to these Labour money wasters, they give up Salford land for A pittance or even free. They give millions to fund the AJ project, Millions changing street lighting when there Was nothing wrong with the old ones. Yet the Labour mayor with his Labour Assistant mayors and Labour councillors are happy to shut the Grange for disabled kids, shut nurseries, have bin collections go to 3 Weeks and they still have the nerve to blame Some one else . The local elections are due in May It every Salford persons duty to rid Labour from our council So Salford people can have the services they pay for . Let's see an independent stand in each ward , a local person who puts their ward first and every one in that ward to get out and vote them in . It's the only way to stop these selfserving Labour parasites who run our council.

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