NO-ONE would deny that children who are in care need good quality accommodation but there are so many unanswered questions about the proposal for Scapegoat Hill.
Meadows Care Ltd has put in an application for a children’s home at a bungalow called The Noddle high on the hill – but none of the villagers saw any notices about it and persistent requests from the company for more information has been unanswered.
The villagers are not taking a ‘not in my backyard’ stance but they are rightly suspicious about the lack of information. Applications like this need public support and confidence and this one has certainly got off to a shaky start.
If Meadows Care wants the village to back it then it needs to start providing more information and answering the questions residents have the right to ask.