CAMPAIGNERS are trying to stop cuts to children’s centres.
Kirklees Council officials have proposed keeping full services at 15 “lead” centres in poorer areas while 17 “associate” centres in wealthier neighbourhoods will offer more limited support.
Kirklees Unison has organised two public meetings about the cuts.
Lead steward Graham Paisley said: “We believe this is a recipe for cuts in service and undervaluing the ethos of children’s centres.
“We have written to all Kirklees councillors asking them to speak out publicly to preserve this valued service.”
Mr Paisley also criticised the way the consultation into the cuts is being carried out.
“We believe the questionnaires issued by the council are framed in such a way that the council will get replies which suit their purposes of cutting universal services and mothballing 17 children’s centres,” he said.
Unison has organised public meetings at Brian Jackson House on New North Parade at 1pm on Thursday, January 26, and Batley Town Hall at 1pm on Tuesday, January 24.