Free speech and language drop-in this Thursday

The Speech and Language Therapy Service will be running a FREE drop-in session at Barton Hill Children’s Centre at St Philip’s Marsh Nursery School – Thursday 27 April (10.00-11.00 am) – a chance to speak to a Speech and Language...
Over 100 parents/carers sign petition

Over 100 parents/carers sign petition

Thank you to the parents/carers and staff who recently signed the petition.  It will be forwarded to the Planning Inspectorate.  Please continue to also send your objections. Simon Holmes, Headteacher was recently interviewed by the Bristol Post and the interview can be downloaded here http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/pollution-fears-nursery-after-company-19524...

Parents strongly urged to send objections to appeal

Further to our news article earlier this week (click here), a petition is available at Reception for you to sign. Alternatively, if you wish to send in individual objections, please find below suggested wording you may wish to use: “To The Planning Inspectorate Ref. W/17/3167991 Avonbank Feeder Road Bristol BS2 0TH I wish to object to the proposal to site 48 bio-diesel generators and infrastructure 200 metres from my child’s nursery school, in the heart of Bristol. This application has already been rejected twice by Bristol City Council, in a democratic process. Diesel generators – even burning ‘bio diesel’- increase the levels of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 pollution). Ultrafine particles can cause lung damage, cancer, and heart attacks, and stunt the physical development of children. Bristol’s average levels of PM 2.5 already exceed the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended threshold – and our Nursery School is already in an air quality management zone. Bristol Policy DM14 states ‘Development that will have an unacceptable impact on health and wellbeing will not be permitted’. It is my view that this development will increase the level of pollution and have an unacceptable impact on health and wellbeing for the parents and children who use our school and for the residents of nearby Lawrence Hill. If this development is allowed it will set a dangerous precedent for future development in Bristol and will run against the democratic decision of Bristol City Council and the express wishes of many hundreds of parents and other residents who have objected to this harmful proposal. I ask that the Planning Inspectorate respect our local democracy and our children’s wellbeing...

Thank you from Book Aid International

We recently received a certificate from Book Aid International to thank us for the £37.30 we raised for World Book Day which helps fund books for children in Africa (World Book Day Certificate).  Thank you to the children, staff and parents/carers who took part and were so generous....

Speech and language therapy drop-ins (more dates added)

The Speech and Language Therapy Service will be running the following FREE drop-in sessions at Barton Hill Children’s Centre:   At St Philip’s Marsh Nursery School: Drop-in – Thursday 27 April (10.00-11.00 am) – a chance to speak to a Speech and Language Therapist Confident Communicators – Friday 9 June (10.00-11.00 am) drop-in for parents with questions or concerns about their child’s communication development   At Barton Hill Settlement: Drop-in – Thursday 25 May (10.00-11.00 am) – a chance to speak to a Speech and Language Therapist Talk and Explore – Friday 23 June (9.30-11.00 am ) learn new songs, pick up tips for talking and playing with your children   At Cashmore Early Years Centre: Drop-in – Thursday 27 April (1.00-2.00 pm) – a chance to speak to a Speech and Language Therapist...