Open meetings to discuss the future of Manor Road Nursery

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Further steps are being taken on deciding a future for Manor Road Nursery as the public are invited to a series of meetings.

As part of the ongoing work of the Manor Road Nursery Task Group, created to a identify a strategy for the future of the nursery, two public meetings will be held next month.

The main purpose of the meetings is to scrutinise the business case for selling the nursery site, which was recommended by Cabinet earlier this year.

The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 2 at 2pm at the Town Hall on St Nicholas Street.

During the meeting council officers who either work at or manage the nursery, together with the officers who have been involved in developing the strategy for selling the site, will be questioned by councillors in the group.

A second meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 16 again at 2pm at the Town Hall.

The following speakers will be questioned by councillors: a representative from the council’s preferred plants supplier Aldby Field Nurseries Ltd; officers from other local councils including City of York Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, which have aleady taken steps to outsource their supply of plants, and Tom Mutton from Groundwork North Yorkshire.

Members of the public will be able to attend both meetings to watch proceedings but will not be able to actively take part in the meeting or ask questions but there will be an opportunity for members of the community to do so later in the year.

A further meeting, or meetings) will be held later in the autumn aimed at individuals and groups within the community that feel the nursery has a large community benefit. Speakers could include representatives from Scarborough, Whitby and Filey In Bloom groups and the Friends of Manor Road Nursery.