Woodburn nursery dream ends

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A DISUSED nursery building in Dalkeith is to be demolished to accommodate housing.

Midlothian Council’s planning committee sounded the death knell for hopes of turning the Woodburn site into community hub.

The decision is a bitter blow to campaigners, including Woodburn Community Nursery, which had hoped to use the building after the closure of its former base, Dalkeith Community Centre.

As reported in the Advertiser, nursery staff, parents and others angry at the community centre closure waged a long and bitter campaign with the council.

For the full story, see the September 22 issue of the Advertiser.