We come to the end of term and the end of an extraordinary school year. For most, they will look forward to a summer break, but for one nursery in Birchills Street, the future is very uncertain. Walsall’s controlling Conservative cabinet has voted to shut down Stanley’s day nursery.
This was the last council sponsored nursery in Walsall and provided an essential service for working parents in one of the most deprived areas of Walsall.
One parent said “I could work and put money into the country with my taxes, does this now mean that I will have to give up my job due to the lack have a nursery place for my child?”
It would seem that Walsall’s Conservative administration can’t find funding for our children’s future but they can find funding for flowers in Walsall town centre.
Councillor Tina Jukes
Candidate for Birchills Leamore