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Proposal to Close Norfolk Children's Centres

Have Your Say

Parents don't miss the chance to have your say regarding the future of Children's Centres in Norfolk.

Recent proposals outline the closure of 46 of Norfolk's 53 Sure Start Children's Centres, thereby leaving just seven of the existing children’s centres as bases in each district of the county, with suggestions that these services could operate from shared community buildings such as libraries.

In February Norfolk County Council agreed that the budget for children's centres would be halved from £10m to £5m. This decision proved controversial, with more than 5,500 people signing a petition against the decision to review the services.

The seven centres which would remain, as bases for outreach services, if the proposals go through are City and Eaton Children’s Centre in Norwich, Drayton and Taverham Children’s Centre, St Clement’s Children’s Centre in Terrington St Clement, Attleborough Children’s Centre, Long Stratton Children’s Centre, Seagulls Children’s Centre in Great Yarmouth and Holt Children’s Centres.

The 46 others would cease to operate as children’s centres, but may be used by other providers to run services for children and families.

Read a more detailed report by the Eastern Daily Press:
Read the EDP report ..

Visit the Children's Centre website to take part in the consultation. Closing date is 12th November 2018.

Have your say

A series of public drop in events have been planned where people can talk to council staff and have their say.

Public Drop-in Sessions - Great Yarmouth Borough

Central Library, Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SH
Wed 7th November 10am – 12pm, 2pm – 4pm, 6pm – 8pm

To find out more visit:
Or call 0344 800 8020

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