Buildings Schools for the Future

March 13, 2009 at 12:01 am / by

I’ve had an action-packed week celebrating International Women’s Day at different events but after the long day I’ve had, I think I’ll leave it till the weekend to blog about all my activities.

I know I’m being lazy but I’ve had work all day, then a lecture on nationalism for two hours and then my Labour Party Branch meeting till 11pm. Oh and I just watched Question Time ….ok maybe that last bit was optional but I really wanted to hear what Alan Johnson had to say about a tax on chocolate! I have to say that I don’t usually agree with Sayeeda Warsi but she’s right in saying that when you really need chocolate, you’re going to go and buy it no matter what. Guilty as charged!

Anyway, before I get sidetracked, I wanted to mention my letter about the school south of the Euston Road which was published in the Camden New Journal today. It looks like their website hasn’t been updated yet so here’s what I wrote –

As a school governor, I’m extremely dismayed at the council’s poor response to the issue of building a school south of Euston Road. But thanks to pressure from our MP Frank Dobson and the local community, the government has given Camden a second chance – all it needs to do is conduct a thorough needs assessment, as we have been calling for, to put the best case for extra government money.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a school here under Buildings Schools for the Future but the council have resisted this and instead focused elsewhere. Now we have a new chance, please, please don’t blow it Camden – now is the time to start listening to the needs of the children and parents who have waited so long for this opportunity.