Campaigners fighting to save Sure Start centres take to Twitter

CAMPAIGNERS fighting the closure of Sure Start centres across Hampshire have taken to social media to get their message across.

Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 10:06 am
Updated Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 5:39 pm
Protesters who were campaigning to save Sure Stsart cenrtes in Hampshire in 2011, pictured in outside Number 10 Downing Street

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.

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‘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.