3 February 2009: Large angry meetings have been held across Glasgow in protest at the Council’s plans to close 13 primary and 12 nursery schools to save £3.7m the same sum as they plan to give to local property developers “affected by the recession”.
Monday 26th Janaury 2009 –
Around 150 angry parents and other members of the community packed Ruchill Community Education Centre in Bilsland Drive. Standing room only.
Both schools pledged to work together in a united campaign. The desire was expressed to keep at least one school in Ruchill, regardless of denomination, for the sake of the community. Continue reading
Wednesday 28th Janaury 2009:
Govanhill public meeting against School Closures was held tonight at Holybrook School. Marks the start of the campaign to save Victoria Primary and Nursery Schools. Meeting was well attended with lots of parents and grandparents of Victoria kids plus some of the kids – about 60 or more people. Likely to be a good turnout from that campaign for the protest in George Square on Thursday 29th January for the Full Council Meeting – with the Education Institute of Scotland trade union hiring a bus for parents and kids.
Plans are underway to bring back 20 pieces of stained glass to Maryhill Burgh Halls.