Threat to Adult Arts Education

Students at Bromley Adult Education College report that Adult Education is changing in response to the Council's funding crisis. The emphasis will be more on the disadvantaged and unemployed, and less on leisure and recreational courses. Many Arts courses are seen in the latter group and the Widmore Centre may close altogether. There is, inevitably, to be public "consultation" via a web survey.

[Ed] As a hospital doctor in another area I see the effects of inadequately funded social care on my patients. This has also to be funded by Councils.

On the other side of the argument, courses for the elderly reduce isolation and dementia as well as giving enjoyment.

It's not a simple matter, so let Bromley know what you think

Perhaps BAS could provide more education in the Arts? We have our Wednesday sessions at Ripley, and Hugh's life drawing course to name but two examples.