It was interesting listening to some of the concerns surrounding the Ladywood Loop Development and notably the issues surrounding a New Secondary School adjacent to Nelson School.
Some residents asked why the Old Ladywood School site had not been considered for refurbishment or rebuilding of as one is desperately needed in the area.
They displayed anguish when they heard the site was to be demolished and was not available.
It was actually passed for demolition by Cabinet in January and it is my understanding that a Hotel and Leisure Complex with Swimming Pool is to be built on the site. By the way the community will I understand have access to the swimming pool. I heard it stated that the community welcomed this. However, some were surprised at this following the meeting.
Are the people of Ladywood being heard???
This is a clear indication to me that it is time for change in Ladywood, with alot of work needed to be done with the disaffected and a constructive focus being placed on young people within the area.