Knutsford Children’s Centre Consulation

The Town Council has published it’s response to the Cheshire East Consultation on the de-designation/closure of Knutsford Children’s Centre.

The issue was debated at length at the Town Council meeting on January 11th, where representatives of Cheshire East Council attended the Town Council to provide more information and answer questions. It was agreed that the Town Council must respond to the consultation and a working group of councillors was set up to draft the response. Councillors Christine Gray, Christopher Gray, Andrew Malloy and James Power undertook a great deal of research to provide a robust and thorough response to the consultation.

“The Town Council is fundamentally and strongly opposed to the closure of the Children’s Centre or any diminution of the current level of service provided” the report highlights.

“Whilst it is acknowledged that Knutsford is considered to be an affluent town, there are families throughout the town and within the surrounding rural areas who rely on and use the Children’s Centre services”.

Councillors received a number of letters in support of the Children’s Centre which it has appended to its response, demonstrating the value seen in the service from local residents.

The report can be downloaded here: Children’s Centre Consultation Response

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