To: Tower Hamlets Council , Department for Communities and Local Government

Save Our Public Nurseries Tower Hamlets

8/12/14 - Thanks to all your support online and in person, at the petition signing events and protest, we were able to reach The Mayor Luthfur Rahman and the Cabinet, who on 3rd December 2014 announced that all 4 public nurseries i.e Queen Mary, Mary Sambrook, John Smith and Overland are to stay open!

Save Our Public Nurseries Tower Hamlets

The petition is calling on Tower Hamlets Council and Department for Communities and Local Government to reverse proposed cuts and review the proposal re closure of all public nurseries Queen Mary, John Smith, Mary Sambrook, Overland and instead offer fair and robust consultation with public, parents, staff, and Trade Unions to discuss a possible way forward which will allow the continuation of such a valuable service. Involve parents groups i.e system such as schools governing body to be introduced to assist The Council in efficient running of the service, public voice, quality assurance.

Why is this important?

These nurseries are outstanding and a fabric of the local communities, part of the community history and cohesion. Some have been running for over 30 years, with dedicated well trained staff teams. All 4 remaining provide affordable childcare to children with different type of needs i.e special educational needs, parents on low -medium income, lone parents, students, residents that may require support. Closures will affect parents ability to work, study, lone parents. Disruptions will affect the children's well being.

They offer children quality care and are alternative to often overpriced private sector nurseries. Poverty of families in Tower Hamlets is increasing, so is the younger population of children under 10, yet there appears to be no long term planning by The Council of how to support the outstanding nurseries to continue their work within local community.

Please support our petition and campaign Save Our Nurseries - Tower Hamlets.

London E14 2BG

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Reasons for signing

  • The local Children's Centres are of huge benefit to my son,who has some additional needs.Our local children's centres are immensely supportive,and offer my son a wonderful environment with skilled staff to nurture his development.He loves going there and is happy and thriving.The thought of cuts to Children's Centres is terrible.Centres are essential,a profound investment in our children's present and future,and invaluable for mums who might otherwise be stuck in our flats wondering what to do.
  • Children have the right to all the help and support they need in order to improve their lives. It is unfair to shut down this childcare setting as it benefits children and their families.
  • I'm signing because as a new mum, public children's centres were a lifeline for me.

Updates

2017-01-25 23:07:15 +0000
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Petition is successful with 519 signatures

2015-04-28 14:26:58 +0100
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Petition is successful with 507 signatures

2014-12-08 13:34:02 +0000
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Petition is successful with 506 signatures

2014-12-03 08:53:35 +0000

500 signatures reached

2014-11-08 01:03:51 +0000

Online petition signatures. We now have 435 online signatures.Thank you for signing. Please spread the word amongst Tower Hamlets residents. We need a Tower Hamlets Mayor who does stand up for our local services, local residents. You can Save Our Public Nurseries by signing petition, sharing it with your friends, supporting us on protest days.

Just copy the link and send to all your friends, work colleagues and ask them to support the cause.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-our-public-nurseries-tower-hamlets

Together we can make a change
Thank you

2014-10-23 09:32:46 +0100

100 signatures reached

2014-10-21 00:35:27 +0100

Hi We are meeting on Tuesday 21 October outside John Smith Children's Center 90 Stepney Way London E1 2EN at 10am to support SAVE OUR NURSERIES campaign. If you want to help, please come and support us. Then we will walk and assembly by Idea Store Whitechapel 10:30am - 12:00pm asking local residents to sign our petition against the cuts of public nurseries.

In Solidarity

Parents of Save Our Nurseries

2014-10-17 20:52:27 +0100

Hi We are meeting on Tuesday 21 October outside John Smith Children's Center 90 Stepney Way London E1 2EN at 10am to support SAVE OUR NURSERIES campaign. If you want to help, please come and support us. Then we will walk and assembly by Idea Store Whitechapel 10:30am - 12:00pm asking local residents to sign our petition against the cuts of public nurseries.

In Solidarity

Parents of Save Our Nurseries

2014-10-17 01:41:37 +0100

50 signatures reached

2014-10-15 19:45:28 +0100

Read East London Advertiser, Thursday 16 - we launched our campaign with demonstration outside Queen Mary Nursery, a building that provided support to parents for over 30 years.

2014-10-15 19:43:42 +0100

We are meeting tomorrow 16th October 2014 , outside Bethnal Green Tube station to protest against these cuts. Protest against privatization of our public nurseries.

16th Ocotber 2014 - 5:30pm - Outside Bethnal Green Station - Central Line Show your support, sign ourt petition, pass message on to your friends and families to sign our petition

2014-10-14 20:24:50 +0100

25 signatures reached

2014-10-14 09:56:46 +0100

10 signatures reached