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Parent power forces rethink over Fisherrow nursery funding

Fisherrow Community Nursery, South Street. Parents who petitioned council against funding cuts

Fisherrow Community Nursery Chair Jacqueline Campbell with parents.

Fisherrow Community Nursery, South Street. Parents who petitioned council against funding cuts Fisherrow Community Nursery Chair Jacqueline Campbell with parents.

A decision to cut funding for Fisherrow Community Nursery is to be reconsidered by councillors, amid fears for the future of the facility.

Parents fighting to save the top-rated nursery were promised further discussions after pleading their case to last week’s meeting of East Lothian Council’s petitions committee.

Paper and online petitions signed by more than 800 supporters were also presented to the council.

Jackie Campbell (pictured far left), chairman of the parent committee, claimed the nursery was facing a budget shortfall of more than £8,000 following the council’s decision to cut its funding by 33 per cent, from almost £34,000 last year to around £21,000 this year.

Full story in this week’s Musselburgh News, on sale now.

 

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