Much loved Surrey Heath Children Service under threat from Surrey County Council

IMG_8020This morning I have received frantic pleas of support from local mums of young children who face having their muched loved Sure Start Centre closed.

Mothers received the below letter from the Mytchett Sure Start Centre yesterday and immediately set up an online petition.

It would be a huge loss to the community if this centre is allowed to be closed and I have signed the ePetition to show my support.

Many of the young families I represent have benefited enormously from the services the Centre provides across Surrey Heath and whenever I visit it is exceptionally well used.

Could I urge all local residents to sign the ePetition and to make contact with your County Councillor to express your support for the centre. Even if you have not directly benefited from the service, I can assure you that the knock on effects to the whole community of not supporting some of these young families would be significant in terms of cost and impact and would effect us all in one way or another.

While I accept there needs to be cost saving measures, the closure of this centre and the services it offers would be a devastating blow to our community and would be a step to far.

For more information about the Mytchett Sure Start Centre and the remarkable services it provides please check out this podcast I recorded some time ago with the Centre Manager: http://surreyheath-residents.co.uk/2013/07/23/mytchett-frimley-green-deepcut-sure-start-childrens-centre-podcast/

The online ePetiton can be found here: http://www.petitions24.com/keep_mytchett_sure_start_open

The Surrey Heath County Councillors are:

Cllr Bill Chapman

Cllr Mike Goodman

Cllr Denis Fuller

Cllr David Ivison

Cllr Adrian Page

Cllr Chris Pitt

Mytchett Sure Start Letter

 

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