More public meetings over children’s centres
MORE public meetings on cuts to children’s centres in Bucks are due to take place following pressure from campaigners.
A consultation into the overhaul of Bucks County Council’s Early Help service, which provides support for families, is set to continue until December.
A public meeting took place in High Wycombe last week where parents called for more information sessions to take place to ensure as many people has possible are updated on plans.
New Early Help plans include replacing children’s centres with 14 family centres, which would service families with young people aged up to 19.
Another option suggested by Bucks County Council would be keeping the Early Help service as it is, and the county’s children’s centres would remain open – however, budget constraints would mean reduced opening hours and services.
Closing all current children’s centres in favour of a “fully targeted outreach service” is the third and final option put forward by BCC, which would be delivered by teams working in different areas. Dates for the drop-in sessions are: Friday November 30 from 9.30am to 10.30 am at Disraeli Children’s Centre, The Pastures
Monday December 3 from 11.45am to 1pm at The Ivers Children’s Centre in Grange Way, Iver