Fears for the survival of important family services
MP deplores news that two children’s centres may be shut
Currently the 18 centres ar are run by a number a nu number of different providers, but from April next year they will all be ru run by the council.
The council’s cabinet m member for children’s se services, Councillor David S Simmonds, said: “It is to support essential that we listen to feedback from parents and staff when reviewing council services.
“Families have told us that they value the family support we offer.
“Within the proposed new model, the children’s centre programme will continue to provide high quality support to residents whilst also paying an enhanced role in working with other agencies to develop local family support services.”
Children’s centres provide a ranger of services including child health clinics, parenting classes, adult learning classes, specialised family support, breastfeeding advice, and stay play sessions.
Each centre around 800 to children in their under the age of five.
The public consultation on the future of the services and runs until January 25.
Hillingdon Council says that the consultation will include the best ways to offer services for families in Northwood and Hayes, including access to nearby centres.
The council stressed that the closures are ‘proposed changes’, and residents can have their say on the plans.
To have your say on the plans visit http://www. h i l l i n g d o n . g o v. u k / haveyoursay serves 1,000 area Visit www.cherrypye.com for a tour of our shop and selection of products.
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SADDENED: MP for Hayes and Harlington John McDonnell