FAMILIES in Crosland Moor have launched a battle to keep their community centre.
They fear the area's Walpole Family Centre is to close.
Kirklees Council social services department runs the centre.
It has plans to improve services for families in Crosland Moor and will incorporate the Walpole Family Centre into a new children's centre, which will offer care and education services, family support, health advice and parental support.
The council says it is too early to give details of when and where the new centre will be built and has given no firm answer on whether the Walpole Family Centre will close.
A spokeswoman said: "The aim is to enhance provision for children and families and services currently provided will be further developed.
"Local families will not lose out and will be consulted as the plans emerge.
"Plans are at too early a stage to give scenarios or timescales."
The Walpole Family Centre has been providing advice and facilities for families on the Walpole estate since 1992.
It offers playgroup sessions, speech therapy for children, adult education, counselling, advice and a credit union - a financial co-operative owned and controlled by its members which offers savings facilities and loans.
Parents who use the centre are launching a campaign to keep it open.
Petitions are being circulated on the Walpole estate and a residents' meeting is planned at the Walpole Family Centre at 9.30 on Tuesday March 15.
Frances Pearson is one of the parents fighting the centre's closure.
She has been visiting the centre with her son Connor, three, for over a year.
Connor visited the speech therapist and the playgroups while his mother took advantage of the adult education courses and other services.
She said: "There is all sorts here - all the help you need as a family. My son has come on in leaps and bounds since we started coming here.
"The centre is the backbone of this estate. If it was to close I would be absolutely gutted.
"We don't just want the building, we want to keep the staff as well.
"They are really nice and you can go to them if you need someone to talk to.
"They are helpful and supportive. We don't want this place to go."