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To: Tower Hamlets Council, The Mayor, John Biggs and Department for Communities and Local Government

Save Our Public Nurseries in Tower Hamlets

Reverse the proposed cuts and review the proposal of privatising/outsourcing/commissioning all public nurseries in Tower Hamlets., John Smith, Overland, Mary Sambrook ( remaing 3 that are open)and Queen Mary as a promise was made to keep all 4 open.

Instead offer fair and robust consultation with public, parents, staff, and Trade Unions.

Why is this important?

The nurseries are outstanding and a fabric of the local community. Some have been running for over 30 years, with dedicated well trained staff teams. They provide affordable childcare to children with different type of needs i.e special educational needs, deaf children, parents on low -medium income, lone parents, students, residents that may require support.

Cutting funding for these nursery's will affect parent’s ability to work and will affect the children's well-being, especially children who are disabled or have other specialised needs. If privatised the cost of these nurseries will go up, meaning that many parents will not be able to afford to send their children.

As parents we are concerned that cuts are the driving force of the Tower Hamlets proposals. Value needs to be given to quality of care provision, service user’s experience, rather than who can do it cheaper.

Tower Hamlets Council is depriving the vulnerable children the services vital to their development, putting additional stress on parents of Tower Hamlets and communities, destroying long lasting community hubs.

Our Tower Hamlets, Our Voice, Our Nurseries.

How it will be delivered

Delivered on 22nd March 2017 i.e 2033 signatures, but seems that our voice wasnt heard, so continuing collecting your views and comments to present once Council opens their formal consultation, so we can present even larger voice from TH community. Please keeps sharing and sign, if you havent already. Stop privatisation of children's nurseries.

London E14 2BG, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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2017-04-28 00:09:11 +0100

2017-04-28 00:08:55 +0100

Public meeting 4th May 6pm - Oxford House Derbyshire Street E2 6HG. Nearest tube Bethnal Green. We are mobilising to oppose the ridicoulous plans, stripping TH residents of their local services.

2017-04-04 01:34:14 +0100

Update on Campaign. Please continue to support us, we are not giving up.

2017-03-16 09:44:57 +0000

Please keep signing and sharing, we are not far off to reach the target

2017-03-16 09:13:21 +0000

Please dont forget to share your concerns

2017-03-15 20:43:29 +0000

Dear All, we are gathering as much signatures and comments as possible before the 22nd March TH Council budget. Thank you for sharing and signing. We outside of Bethnal Green station this friday on 17 March 2017 from 5 -6 pm. You can discuss with us your concerns, experience or help us at the event. All welcome. See you there. :-)

2017-03-08 09:59:12 +0000

Dear Friends, Supporters

"Save Our Public Nurseries in Tower Hamlets" means a lot to us and parents, children of Tower Hamlets. We need your support to stop the cuts to public services and for the residents money to be invested in the local run services, not big corporations, that do not care about our children. Please share this petition as more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding. We need local residents signatures and comments to stand with a strong voice and say no to privatization/outsourcing.

We will be presenting this petition on 22nd of March 2017 at the Council Meeting 6:30 pm. Come and join us from 6 pm, we are staging protest outside of Town Hall , Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, London E14 2BG. Then join us in the gallery at the Town Hall meeting from 6:30pm. Thank you

2017-03-02 01:14:57 +0000

Chioma, thank you for signing and sharing.

2017-03-02 01:13:35 +0000

Dear All , we asked for speaking rights on 22nd of March 2017 and its going to happen. Were unable to do so on 22nd Feb. as 3 other petitions were heard. Please keep sharing this campaign, we need your support. We need Tower Hamlets to stand up and vote against privatisation and clousures of public services. Your voice, your experiences of childcare in private / public setting is important, children do deserve good start in life and our local communities to remain supported.

2017-02-19 09:01:26 +0000

Hi everyone Thank you for sharing. With event signing petitions and online we are reaching 1550. Please keep sharing, we need 2000 unique signatures from Our Borough :-)

2017-02-12 20:58:57 +0000

Dear all, please keep sharing petition as we need 2000 to present at the Council meeting on 22nd of February 2017 @Tower Hamlets Town Hall. We currently 1500 with ones we collected so far on the streets. Xxx

2017-02-03 09:16:37 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2017-01-31 23:04:33 +0000

Thank you everybody, thank you Michael for signing and sharing on. :-)

2017-01-31 19:56:47 +0000

Dear All, thank you for your ongoing support, we reached another mile stone today i.e at 900 now. Thank you for signing, thank you for sharing. You are also welcome to join us at public meeting 5:30pm this Thursday, venue, location, see facebook campaign for full details s i.e save our nurseries, tower hamlets

2017-01-28 10:48:38 +0000

500 signatures reached