London Borough of Southwark
United Kingdom

The Pumphouse Educational Trust at The Pumphouse Educational Centre will cease at the end of September 2011, as they received no funding from Southwark Council.

No "core" funding for the Pumphouse Educational Centre at Lavender Pond was allocated by Southwark Council for 2011 - 2012, attempts have been made to secure its future as an excellent educational and community facility

Services for schools, families, older people with dementia related illness, nursing homes, care staff, walking groups, special interest groups and local community will end in order to organise closure.

I am writing to convey my utter dismay at the imminent closure of the Pumphouse Museum in Rotherhithe as I know what an invaluable resource the museum is to both the local community, local school children and Southwark as a whole.

The invaluable service the Museum provides in bringing local history to life, is simply outstanding.
The wildlife garden supports enquiry and investigation in Science; the archive of resources and artefacts is second to none. The workshops that Caroline Marais and her team provide are always appropriate and stimulating. We are devastated to hear that we are losing this excellent well loved resource.

To further assist us we are forming a "Friends of the Pumphouse" Group (Free Membership) Please join us by sending an email to: michael.a.reardon@hotmail.co.uk and supply your name and email address

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We the undersigned petition the London Borough of Southwark to withdraw the planned closure of Lavender Pond Pumphouse Educational Museum immediately and make available the necessary funding.

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The Save the Pumphouse Educational Centre at Lavender Pond, Rotherhithe petition to London Borough of Southwark was written by Michael A Reardon and is in the category Education at GoPetition.