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Save Whitley Bay Jobcentre

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We the undersigned oppose the closure of Whitley Bay Jobcentre. We believe closing the Jobcentre will be detrimental to many unemployed and vulnerable people in the area. The closure will also affect the local economy and efforts to regenerate the town.

We call upon the Department for Work and Pensions to reconsider and to guarantee the long term future of vital public services in Whitley Bay

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) is campaigning along with Tynemouth Labour MP Alan Campbell to keep Whitley Bay Jobcentre open.

The Jobcentre is set to close on August 18 2017. Both staff and Jobseekers will move to North Shields.

Keep vital Jobcentre services local!
Whitley Bay is one of more than 100 local Jobcentres and back-of-office sites set to close. Many local services have already been moved out of towns like Whitley Bay, forcing the public to travel further to access vital services they need.

The DWP argues the unemployed can easily travel to North Shields, and that they will not be out of pocket. In truth most claimants including the most vulnerable will have to pay extra travel costs and will not be refunded. When the controversial Universal Credit is introduced even more people will need access to the Jobcentre

Closing the Jobcentre will hurt the community
Many parts of the UK have already been badly affected by cuts to public services and austerity cuts. Smaller town centres have been turned into ghost towns, as more and more shops close and local services are moved to larger city centres.

The council, MP and local businesses have made great efforts to regenerate Whitley Bay. The closure of the Jobcentre will take both jobs and services out of the town, and will be a blow to these regeneration plans and to the local economy.

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