CAMPAIGNERS fighting the closure of Sure Start centres across Hampshire have taken to social media to get their message across.
Save Our Children’s Centres Hampshire (SOCC) are trying to get #surestart trending on Twitter.
Their aim is to raise awareness of the proposed cuts to the centres in Hampshire and across the UK.
Catherine Ovenden, founder of SOCC Hampshire, said: ‘We always believed wholeheartedly in a Sure Start Centre in each community, with universal access for all families.
‘Any family can be in need. We believe that these cutbacks will overstretch the system further; creating bigger, more costly problems in the future.’
As previously reported in The News a consultation is taking place as Hampshire County Council looks to close 54 centres across the area and replace them with 11 district hubs.
A peaceful protest is planned for May 13 outside Hampshire County Council, when Catherine will make a deputation to the council.