Save Kirkdale Learning Institute
We, the undersigned, object most strongly to the proposal to close the Kirkdale Learning Institute in July 2011. Whilst we are aware of both the financial situation facing Lewisham Council and the need for an increase in primary school places in the borough we feel that alternatives to closure, such as sharing part of the premises with the adjoining school, should be thoroughly explored. We urge the Mayor, Councillors and officers to explore this possible solution before cutting provision for adult education in this part of the borough. In the current challenging financial situation lifelong learning is more important than ever - and once the specialist facilities and workshops at Kirkdale are gone it will be impossible to replace them.