Archive for December, 2009

This Week’s Lunch Menus

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Week   Dec 28th  2009 – 1st January 2010           

Monday:                BOXING DAY

Tuesday:           Lamb rissoles with savoury rice,     Jam Sponge

Wednesday:      Fishcakes and Vegetables,    Rice pudding with apricots

Thursday:          Beef curry with rice,    Pear Crumble and custard

Friday:               NEW YEARS DAY

This Week’s Lunch Menus

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Week 21st – 25th December 2009                     

Monday:            Salmon and Pasta Provencal,    Ice cream

Tuesday:           Sausages and Mash,     Rhubarb Pie and custard

Wednesday:      ** Christmas Lunch **,   

Thursday:          Irish Stew,    Chocolate Sponge

Friday:              CHRISTMAS DAY    

This Week’s Lunch Menus

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Week 14th – 18th December 2009                     

Monday:            Toad in the hole and vegetables,    Swiss roll and custard

Tuesday:           Spaghetti bolognaise,     Rice pudding with strawberry sauce

Wednesday:      Steak and Vegetable Pie,    Rhubarb and Ginger Crumble

Thursday:          Roast Cod with Roasties,    Medley of Fruits

Friday:              Lamb and Mint Balls with Vegetable Rice,    Pineapple Snow

Childcare Vouchers Saved

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Great News for working parents: The government has backed down on its proposal to abolish vouchers and deny parents valuable tax relief. It has announced that it will not phase out the tax relief on Childcare Vouchers across the board as previously planned.

Instead, it intends to allow tax relief for everyone on all basic rate tax, only removing the ability to claim on higher rate tax. This means that all working parents will have the same access to Childcare Vouchers, regardless of their tax status. Over 92,000 people signed a petition on the Downing Street website to keep Childcare Vouchers; many wrote to their MP, others still provided case studies for the media. That’s the power of collective bargaining!