Decision details

Decision details

Petition: Keep Florence Park Children's Centre open-access and community-owned

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Council considered a petition meeting the criteria for debate under the Council’s petitions scheme in line with the procedure for large petitions.


Council heard an address from Anne Thorne, the head petitioner. She spoke about the need to keep the centre open to provide community services.  She asked Council to support the ASPIRE partnership’s proposal for the Oasis Centre which was based on a social enterprise model.


Councillor Tidball proposed that the petition be noted and read a statement (previously circulated with the agenda briefing note) which detailed the latest position regarding the future of the Florence Park Children’s Centre.


Council agreed to note the petition and refer the matter to the City Executive Board.

Report author: Jennifer Thompson

Publication date: 31/07/2017

Date of decision: 20/07/2017

Decided at meeting: 20/07/2017 - Council

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