Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Glasbury Waters


In the wake of the decision by Redbridge Council to close and sell off Glasbury House saving £70k per year ...

A Redbridge council committee last night gave the go-ahead to plans to build £400K of outdoor facilities at Fairlop Waters in Barkingside - WWGuardian

Meanwhile ….

140 Redbridge council employees could be made redundant, a budget report has revealed - WWGuardian

and ….

Community fearful over effect of proposed reduction in services at some children's centres and library closures in council cuts - WWGuardian

The deputy leader of the council, Wes Streeting, said: “Worse cuts ahead than that [Glasbury], I can tell you.”

2 comments:

  1. Fairlop Water development is good news as it will be good for days out with the children. Sounds like a fair compromise against the backdrop of Glasbury Housing closing.

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  2. Both my daughters went to Glasbury while they were at school and had the opportunity to try activities which they would not otherwise have attempted - potholing, for example, and canoeing - with the wuss of a mother that they had. They also experienced communal living in dormitories with shared facilities. I consider that this kind of activity is eye-opening, character building and gives our overprotected and somewhat pampered youngsters an insight into different kinds of life.

    Many thousands of Redbridge children have enjoyed a week of that kind of activity, as well as field study courses for GCSE and A-level. I am very sad that these experiences will be denied to future generations and, personally, do not consider the expenditure of a further very large sum at Fairlop Waters as a fair exchange, unless of course they are planning to offer all that Glasbury provides.

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