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: