YOUNG children will be mounting their own noisy protest tomorrow.
They are taking to the streets of Huddersfield - with mums and dads in tow - to protest at plans to axe three nurseries.
And it will mean a hostile welcome for councillors going to tomorrow's vital Kirklees Council budget meeting.
The toddlers, along with their older brothers and sisters, are expected to converge on Huddersfield Town Hall tomorrow afternoon.
It is the latest step in a growing campaign to halt the closure of the Tiddlywinks, Sankofa and Cambridge Road nurseries in Huddersfield.
The council has announced plans to create 15 new children's centres around the district but has also said that the three existing nurseries will go.
But a Parents' Action Group has been formed and members will be in action for the first time, lobbying the council meeting.
Delegates from the group hope to be able to address the council.
Support for their campaign has already come from Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman and some councillors, as well as many people who have signed a petition asking for the nurseries to stay.
Parents' spokesman Mel Mills said: "A lot of us are hard-working parents.
"We have been encouraged to take up paid work, but we also require good- quality childcare.
"There are no adequate childcare facilities near us if these nurseries are closed. Most of the children's centres that the council is planning to open are too small or too far away.
"We love our local nurseries, which provide a high standard of care for our children. We are still waiting to hear from the council why they want to shut them.
"We are determined that the council sees sense, meets us and then changes its minds about this insane policy of nursery closures."
The parents' fight has the backing of the council workers' union Unison, which represents many of the nursery staff.