‘Don’t close children’s centres’ urges Gosport MP

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AN MP has urged the county council not to close children’s centres.

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage met with Councillor Keith Mans, who is in charge of Children’s Services at Hampshire County Council, to discuss the proposals to close five of the six children’s centres in the town.

She said: ‘These centres provide invaluable services to my constituents. Families sometimes need practical and social support when coping with the challenges of raising young children.

‘This is particularly true in Gosport which not only has pockets of deprivation but also many forces families which may not have nearby relatives to rely upon for support.’

She has urged people to take part in the consultation on the plans.

Go to bit.ly/1nZyUc4 by May 3 to take part.