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Wandsworth Council: Keep the Wandsworth One O'Clock Clubs Open

Wandsworth Council is considering closing some of the fantastic One O'Clock Centres throughout the borough, to meet it's obligation to provide 15 hours free childcare to disadvantaged 2 year olds from April of this year.

This quote is taken from the minutes of a recent committe meeting about the issue:

"Councillor Mrs Tracey indicated that the Council would be looking at
the possible closure of some One O’Clock Centres, which were becoming
increasingly difficult to justify as a priority in the current financial climate and which could potentially be used to provide places for two-year olds."

Centres believed to be at risk are Bolingbroke, Battersea Park, Windmill and Coronation Gardens One O'Clock Clubs. Faylands and York Gardens One O'Clock Clubs are likely to become Children's Centres.

I'm all for helping under privileged 2 year olds, but this shouldn't happen at the expense of the One O'Clock Clubs. They're a vital resource for ALL local parents, especially new parents and those with under 2s, and provide a key link to the other family services on offer in the borough.

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This petition was delivered to:
  • Cabinet Member for Education & Children's Services, Wandsworth Council
    Councillor Kathy Tracey
  • Education & Children's Services Committee, Wandsworth Council
    Councillor Sheila Boswell
  • Education & Children's Services Committee, Wandsworth Council
    Councillor Tessa Strickland
  • Education & Children's Services Committee, Wandsworth Council
    Councillor Wendy Speck
  • Education & Children's Services Committee, Wandsworth Council
    Councillor Charles McNaught-Davis
  • Education & Children's Services Committee, Wandsworth Council
    Councillor Sarah McDermott
  • Education & Children's Services Committee, Wandsworth Council
    Councillor Guy Humphries
  • Education & Children's Services Committee, Wandsworth Council
    Councillor Angela Graham
  • Education & Children's Services Committee, Wandsworth Council
    Councillor Steffi Sutters
  • Education & Children's Services Committee, Wandsworth Council
    Councillor Jo-Anne Nadler
  • Chair Education & Children's Services Overview & Scrutiny Committee
    Councillor Peter Dawson
  • Leader of Wandsworth Council
    Councillor Ravi Govindia

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