During half term Abingdon’s Children’s Centres (north and south) joined together to put on events at the community shop.
The Children’s Centres always have a lot going on to help young families – particularly those who have not been given the best start in life.
Oxfordshire County Council have been holding public meetings locally in: Banbury, Oxford, Wantage, Didcot and Witney – trying to gauge the public mood for possible cost cutting measures. They say a further £60m of savings are needed this year from their annual budget.
One of their cost saving proposals is to shut the vast majority of Oxfordshire’s Children Centres.
The Prime Minister, who lives in Witney, and who is responsible for reducing Oxfordshire’s annual government grant, is against that idea.