The branch held a protest against the proposed closure of 13 children’s centres which included live music, face painting, and a speech from Rotherham Central MP Sarah Champion. Sarah also signed our petition against the closures. We are aiming to get 9500 signatures to trigger a debate in a full Council meeting and we need your support to reach this target!
YOU CAN HELP!
You can download the petition here OR sign online. We are over half way to our target but we need one final push to get as many signatures as we can by the end of the month. If you can share the link and the paper petition amongst your family, friends, and local community and return them to us by April 30 2014.
RMBC are also running a public consultation that ends on April 30 and we encourage everyone to complete this and also contact their local Councillor. You can find out who your local Councillor is here. We have produced a standard letter that you can send to them and also a list of the Councillors in the wards where a Children’s Centre is ear-marked for closure. We have highlighted the Councillor in these wards that is up for re-election in May as the suggested member to contact.
Save our Childrens Centres - photo gallery (April 2014)
John Healey MP with children, parents and workers signing our Children's Centres petition.
Sarah champion MP signing our Children's Centres petition.