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Monday, 6 February 2012
The report on Treetops nursery is now published. I think two things are worth noting about it. Both have come out of responses made to the consultation. Firstly, the date of closure has been pushed back to July, causing less disruption for children. Secondly, the bid for a Community Interest Company to take over part of the building is recommended to be dealt with in a two stage process. The idea of the CIC running daycare places as part of Brent Council's service offer is recommended for rejection. However, it is still open to the CIC to rent space in the building without the Council seeking to control their operations, but merely on a tenant/landlord basis. Convoluted, but potentially offering the CIC what it would like.