- Neal's Lodge is currently occupied by "NatureScope: a vibrant and accessible community facility with a focus on ecological education, skills training and recreation". They run nature conservation, environmental education and outdoor craft activities for the public and for schools as well as fitness classes, kids clubs, an art club, ie lots of options for the public. http://www.naturescope.co.uk
- You are quite right in agreeing with the council's idea of appearing "to be trying to maximise a community asset of a community assett". BUT
did you know that there is an alternative proposal (Project Phoenix) to the Private Nursery that the council knew about but DID NOT mention at the planning meeting???
- THAT is where democracy is falling down. The council is not letting the public know all the facts! And the same goes for the application by a property developer to build 8 houses on land behind Thurleigh Road. I was at the planning meeting where both these applications were discussed and there was no mention of Project Phoenix and there were gaping holes in the information provided for the Thurleigh Road development.
For more info on Project Phoenix (a potentially ground breaking community initiative designed primarily to support all of the Wandsworth LEA 56 primary schools), have a look at the following thread:
"Will you help save community asset on Wandsworth Common?"
For more info on the Thurleigh Road project, have a look at the following thread:
"Safety on Thurleigh Road"