25th March 1988
Go-ahead for bigger nursery
A DAY nursery in Rushden is to be expanded to take in more children.
The go-ahead was given by East Northamptonshire planners last night for the first floor area of a house in Grove Road to be used for additonal day nursery facilities.
The number of children attending the nursery could now be increased from 40 to 50.
In a report to the committee, the council's director of technical services Bob Seery said it provided a much-needed facilitv in the area.
Meanwhile a playgroup in another part of town is having to close down because the church hall it used is being knocked down.
Councillors agreed that St Mark's Church Hall, in Highfield Road, Rushden should be knocked down to make way for a house or flat with the loss of the Highfield Road playground which has been using the hall for its meetings on four mornings a week.
Five letters of protest had been received by the council from people objecting to the demolition of the church hall on the grounds that it would mean the loss of the playgroup.
The committee was told the Parochial Church Council had been concerned about the cost of the upkeep of the church hall.
Mr Seery said it was a fact of life that with property prices rising so high everyone with land was making the most of it to sell at the best price.