Mums in vow over Woodburn nursery

A GROUP of mums has vowed not to give up the fight to turn a derelict building into a community centre – despite Midlothian Council announcing it is to be bulldozed.

The former Thornybank Nursery has been earmarked for demolition amid plans to build six council homes, in a move the council claims will benefit “dozens of families”.

But Woodburn Community Nursery’s committee is pressing ahead with its plans to secure Thornybank as a hub for the area.

They have collected hundreds of signatures on a petition calling for a community hall to be established on the site, which it intends to present to the Scottish Parliament.

Nursery manager Denise Smith said: “It’s not going to change anything. We’re hoping if we keep going, the council might do a U-turn on this.”

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