11 November 2007

Sands End bears the brunt

Sands End ward might have been won by the Conservatives at the 2006 council elections, but the southernmost ward in Hammersmith & Fulham seems to be a major victim of Tory cuts and closures.

Education was first. Peterborough primary school is being closed. And the future of Hurlingham & Chelsea secondary school is still in doubt, with priority shifting from local pupils to serving French families.

Now other local facilities are going. The Castle Club which hosted services for children and young people is being closed and sold off. Next the Sands End laundry is threatened with closure.

In the meantime Tory councillors have let off the developers at Imperial Wharf for building more flats than planning permission allowed. And still the local infrastructure is sadly lacking to deal with the influx of new residents.

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