Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Keep our children's centres open

Over 50 people attended last night's ward committee. The impact of the cuts loomed large, especially with the news that the Children's Centre at the Mutha Trust (also known as the Bordesley Centre) is threatened with closure.

This is a fantastic resource which provides 150 places. The centre
 runs a breakfast club, parenting and ante-natal courses, literacy classes, lone parent and benefits advice, fathers football sessions and lots more.

The Tories made many promises before the last election about protecting family life. Just this week David Cameron stated his intention to make Britain the most 'family friendly country in Europe'. The reality is that his government's spending cuts will only undermine family stability.

The Mutha Trust's Children's Centre must be kept open.