Around 30 people living nearby have written to the council and started a petition to oppose the application by Sunnyfields, which already runs two nurseries in the borough.
Mum-of-two Natalie Rooney, aged 37, said: “We think there will be traffic problems because of all the parents dropping off and picking up their children.
“We think there will be noise problems because the children will be playing outdoors."
Fair enough. But then...oh dear:
"We are also worried that paedophiles will be attracted to the area to be close to the nursery.
"The fact is it will be a 52 children nursery with strangers dropping off and picking up their children, and this is a closeknit community, and the upshot of that is we do not know who will be sitting outside in their car."
Hmm. But at least the paper would play down such nonsensical fears. Wouldn't it?
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