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Save our Hampshire Children's Centres!

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More than 40 Sure Start centres are under threat of closure across the county. This could have such a detrimental effect on local communities as these centres provide many services, and so much support to families in our area.

Hampshire County Council are proposing to develop a single service by merging the work of children's centres, Early Help Hubs, Youth Support Services and work with the Supporting Troubled Families Programme.

The proposal will be up for public consultation for the next 10 weeks. After that Cllr Keith Mans will make a decision and announce the future of family centres in Hampshire in the summer this year.

We need to use this time to gain as much support as possible to stop this from happening. I personally have gained so much from the centres - friends, recognised qualifications, stronger more confident children, and a more confident, stronger me, and I know I am not alone in feeling this way. Let them hear your voice and tell them why you don't want them to close! 


The centres that could be affected are:

New Forest: The Bridges and Pathways Children's Centres, The Phoenix Children's Centre, All Seasons Children's Centre, The Patch and Harbour Children's Centres, The Waterside Children's Centre, Forest First Children's Centre.

Test Valley: Spring Meadow and Acorns Children's Centres Andover, Poppies Children's Centre Barton Stacey,Water Meadow Children's Centre Stockbridge, Little Oaks & Sunshine Children's Centre Romsey.

Eastleigh central: Chamberlayne Children's Centre, Aviary Children's Centre, Caterpillar Hill Children's Centre.

Winchester: Happy Valley Children's Centre, Merry-Go-Round Children's Centre, Little Petals Children's Centre, Sparklers Children's Centre, The Carroll Children's Centre, Sunbeams Children's Centre, Reign and Shine Children's Centre.

Gosport and Fareham: Haselbridge Children’s Centre, Little Waves Children’s Centre, Tree House Children’s Centre, Rowner Children’s Centre, Stubblee Hill Children’s Centre.Keepsake-Portchester Community Centre, Sovereign-Brookfield Community School, Merryfields-Neville Lovett School.

Havant and Waterlooville: Links Children's Centre, Crookhorn Lane Children's Centre, Mill Hill Children's Centre, Sharps Copse Children's Centre, Trospacc Childen's Centre, Branches Children's Centre, Park Future Children's Centre, Starfish Children's Centre, Orchard Children's Centre.

Basingstoke: Lilypads Children's Centre, The Courtyard Children's Centre, Pebbles Children's Centre, Octopus Children's Centre, Badgers Children's Centre, Home Tree Children's Centre, Snowdrops Children's Centre, Westside Children's Centre, Honeycomb Children's Centre, Buttercups Children's Centre, Bunnies Children's Centre.

East Hampshire: Wild Rose Children's Centre, Fleet Fireflies Children's Centre,Little Saplings and Wisteria Children's Centres,Woodlark and Water Lilies Children's Centres, Turner's Wood Children's Centre.

Rushmoor: Owls Children's Centre, Butterflies Children's Centre, Maple Vue Children's Centre, Sycamore Children's Centre, Park and Sunflowers Children's Centre.

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