Hi Paul Lincoln kindly informed us that COLCEC - the building in Golden Lane immediately next to the Estate - is holding classes for 8 weeks starting 28th January at 10am.
I just went along to enrol and was told that it may not run as there are not enough people registered. I thought I would just let you all know the situation in case anyone else is interested in joining - I think just 4 more people would be enough. It would be such a shame to lose such a timely and relevant course that will include advice on effectively planning appropriate planting for the balconies and other areas for when the works are done.
I think you may find that people have not enrolled due to the high fee of £80.
Unfortunately, money is always a consideration and, indeed, lack of it has stopped me doing many things in life. But, in case it is relevant to anyone, the concessionary fee for the whole 9 week course is £20. I have the Course Brochure in front of me at the moment and it says that the concessionary rate is available to:
-over 60s and those in receipt of - Employment and Support Allowance or Jobseeker's Allowance - Income Support - Working Tax Credit (household income less than £15,276) - Housing or Council Tax Benefit/Support - Universal Credit (conditions apply)
I should mention that I may have previously quoted the wrong time for the Thursday class. The COLCEC Brochure says it is 12.30pm-2.30pm. Hope it helps even 1 person.
What a pity but thanks for letting us know.