Petition is successful with 1,657 signatures
To: Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council
Keep Florence Park Children's Centre open-access and community-owned
23/09/17 - We won the campaign
At Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet meeting yesterday, the Cabinet approved the Aspire community bid to take over the former children's centre building in Florence Park and turn into a community-led hub. This will enable the building to remain in public hands, and open-access to the wider community.
Twelve people from across the local area spoke at the meeting, and their points were made strongly and clearly. The cabinet said that the Aspire bid demonstrated the strong community buy-in and support, which was crucial for the future success of any proposal. The months of work by many people won the day.
Although this must be disappointing for Aflah Nursery, we are delighted they have been promised Oxfordshire County Council’s support to find new premises, and the offer to resubmit a proposal for transition funding for open access services.
So a very big THANK YOU to everyone who shared this vision for a community space in our beautiful park. Work is already beginning on the next phase of this very exciting project!