We are a group of people who strongly believe that the Crystal Palace One O'Clock Club shouldn't be closed down.
At the moment this fantastic place is under threat of closure as the charitable trust that runs it mytimeactive has said that the building the club is in is dilapidated and they are unable to to pay for the repairs. They want to replace the One O'Clock Club with another kind of service for under fives and sub lease the building. So the One O'Clock club will close down. No one knows what other kind of service for the under fives will be.
We want to stop this from happening as we know that countless parents and children have benefited over the past 30 years.
Keep the Crystal Palace One O'Clock Club open!!
I strongly believe that the Crystal Palace One O'Clock Club shouldn't be closed down.
The One O'Clock Club has provided 30 years of service to the communities of five boroughs and It is a travesty that such a fantastic place should be closed down.
It is an incredible place in its current form providing not only the first social environment for children but a place of support and help for parents - both Mothers and Fathers - who can be sure that their child can play safely and happily in a stable and caring environment and make friends with other parents thus easing the isolation experienced by all parents at some stage in the first few years of parenthood.
It is even more invaluable to those parents who cannot afford expensive toys, have only one child, who do not have a garden or are a single parent... Or even a single Grandparent. Many people bring their grandchildren after having brought their own children first.
There must be other options - please find and explore them.