Thursday, 4 July 2013
Kent Green Party Opposes Closure of KCC Childrens Centres
Thanet Green Party Councillor, Ian Driver, has condemned KCCs plans to close 23 of Kent’s 97 Children's Centres and reduce the opening hours of another 13 including the Garlinge, Callis Grange and Birchington centres in Thanet who will have their opening times slashed by half.
Driver said “Kents Children’s centres have played a vitally important support role for families across the county. They pioneered an integrated approach to service delivery, bringing together under one roof, health, social care, advice and education which helped our youngsters get off to the best possible start in life. To cut this vital service on a such a massive scale will cause serious hardship for thousands of children and their families. If ever there was an ill-conceived false economy this must it!.”
Driver added "The Kent Green Party will be campaigning against these cuts and Martin Whybrow our Green Party KCC councillor for Hythe will doing all he can to stop the plans. We appeal to Kent people to lobby their County Councillors to vote against the plan. We also encourage people to take part in KCCs online consultation at
and express their opposition to these plans