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To: Lambeth Council

Save Lambeth Children's Centres!

Save Lambeth Children's Centres!

We are urging the council to stop the cuts and end the restructure to Lambeth children's centres. We want a guarantee the number of sites, services, opening hours and staff will be maintained..

Why is this important?

Only two years after the last round of devastating cuts to our children's centres, many children in Lambeth are in danger of losing out on essential early years support. The Council have announced plans for a borough-wide restructure, which threatens five centres with closure. Another seven centres will have their provision cut in half under these proposals, and many staff are faced with losing their jobs.

Children's Centres are a vital service for parents and their children in our local area. They combat isolation and loneliness which many of us experience when on maternity leave or looking after early years children. They provide support and guidance from professionals as well as a chance to mix with a range of families you didn't know before.

Lambeth, London

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Reasons for signing

  • It keeps me sane and allows my baby to socialise with other babies and play with sensory toys that we don’t have at home.
  • My twin daughters love going to groups at the Spinney. They give them opportunities to have fun, socialise and learn and the staff are lovely. It would be a big loss for us if these groups finished.
  • It is such an important way of bringing people from different backgrounds together with a common purpose. It breaks down social barriers and sets a great example to our children.

Updates

2019-01-07 15:59:52 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2018-12-20 17:56:28 +0000

500 signatures reached

2018-12-08 07:34:50 +0000

100 signatures reached

2018-12-07 22:06:28 +0000

50 signatures reached

2018-12-07 20:02:17 +0000

25 signatures reached

2018-12-07 16:33:03 +0000

10 signatures reached