Thursday, 17 December 2009

A Massive Thank You To All Demonstrators

A huge thank you to everyone who turned out this morning to the demonstration at the City Chambers on a truly hideous day. Press coverage of the day is starting to come in, and you can see the stv report here.
After the demonstration, a smaller group of protesters and accompanying babies and toddlers moved into the City Chambers to make a deputation to the full council. Shairron, Claire and Gillian made a terrific job of speaking and handling questions from the councillors - many thanks to them. We don't yet know the outcome of the motion raised on our behalf as latest reports are that the Council are still debating the previous schools closure motion.
News we were given today by Councillor Deirdre Brock is that Edinburgh Leisure has approached over 100 childcare providers with a view to putting alternative provision in place, and has scheduled meetings this week and next with some interested parties. Edinburgh Leisure are also hoping to meet with crèche user groups in the New Year to discuss the provision, so we'll keep you posted on what happens on that front!
Thanks again, and hope you've all thawed out.

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