Blackpool Council’s Executive Committee will be considering proposals to slash £1m from children’s centre provisions in Blackpool on Monday evening, 8th July. These proposals are being sold to you, and the wider public, as the centres being “revolutionised”, when in reality these proposals are yet another example of central government's austerity and cuts agenda. If implemented this will be a further Labour led council doing the dirty work of a failing Tory government.
The proposed changes will negatively affect staff, including imposing many job losses. The proposals will also affect communities near to these centres, with vital services at several of them moving to “hubs”, preventing easy, nearby access. Many vulnerable children and their families will have to travel to continue to access these services. Incurring costs in both travel and time they can ill afford to make.
UNISON’s Blackpool Local Government Branch will be protesting outside Blackpool Town Hall at 5.30pm on Monday 8th July. Please come along and support us and all the affected staff, children and families. Your support will be very much appreciated.