The future of Rainbow pre-school was uncertain after the County Council raised the rent for their premises at the Youth Centre from £3.46 per hour to £26.16 per hour over a four month period. Despite a protracted battle by manager Maureen Lee over many months, the Council refused to reconsider the rent rise. Relief came in the form of an approach by the vicar of St Michael's about the Vicarage Hall in Beehive Lane which has been unused for some time and the Rainbow group have now made this their new home. The County Council denied any desire to force Mrs Lee out. They give her an annual grant of £5000 and say they cannot give further support to a private business..
- Category: 2006