Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Councillors to review cuts

A REVIEW of children’s centres in Oxfordshire will be conducted by a cross-party group of councillors.

A REVIEW of children’s centres in Oxfordshire will be conducted by a cross-party group of councillors.

The Rainbow children’s centres based at the d:two centre in Henley and Chiltern Edge School in Sonning Common as well as the Chalgrove and Watlington children’s centre are among 44 that could be shut due to multi-million pound budget cuts by the county council.

A working group of four councillors aims to visit some of the centres to help decide which should close. It will include Councillor Mark Gray, who represents the Benson and Cholsey ward.

He said: “There might be some more money so it could be possible not to cut so many. It’s an open book so we’re looking at making the best of the provision we can.I’m desperately unhappy that this is having to happen but I’m trying to make the best of a bad job.”

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