Detail was lacking on pre-school

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A PRE-SCHOOL could have done more to let people know about their plans for a move to a purpose-built annexe at a village primary school.

At a meeting of Moulton Parish Council on Tuesday members came under fire for their stance at a previous meeting at which they decided to object to the move over fears Moulton Village Hall would fall into disrepair if the pre-school was to move out.

Plans have been submitted to South Holland District Council for an annexe at Moulton’s John Harrox School, which would provide breakfast, after-school and holiday clubs for primary school children as well as pre-school sessions from 9am to 3pm for under fours.

But chairman Andrew Woolf said the objections were made before the council received full information from the pre-school about its reasons for needing to move.

He said: “We did not have the level of detail we should have.

“The day after the meeting we received a letter from the pre-school explaining what their needs are.

“It may not have changed our stance, but it puts a different light on it.

“We have said all along we fully support the need for breakfast and after-school clubs, but as a parish council it is down to us to protect the interests of the village hall.”