RCT again are voting this week on the application to turn the old careers office next to our hall into a drugs centre. Again we want to affirm the work of the CRI but protect our children. This week we have the Children's Commissioner for Wales, the UN Charter for Children, and a risk assessment on the site working in our favour. Against us a report from the planning department that refuses to accept Child Protection matters, and which is so silly at times as to be scandalous.
Examples of this are so petty that I won't waste your time. But I really would value your prayers: that the Lord does a great thing, that our kids are protected, that all that should happen does, and that our rather precarious relationship with the planning authority here is not damaged as we prepare to face them with our own application soon to work on the church hall and make it a better site.
Please pray. We need help. God is good.
the next day
The applicant withdrew. After a series of emails which really did neither the planning department nor myself much good, the proposal was withdrawn. There was no meeting. No vote. It will not come back. It is over.
Thank you for praying. Thank you Lord for answering. I feel exhausted, relieved. I need a day off.