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From The Socialist newspaper, 16 January 2019

Surrey council cuts: save our children's centres

Trade unionists and campaigners rallying at Runnymede in Surrey, photo Surrey Unison

Trade unionists and campaigners rallying at Runnymede in Surrey, photo Surrey Unison   (Click to enlarge)

Surrey County Council has just concluded a major public consultation over a potential 250 million spending cuts package.

This includes the potential closure of 35 out of the current 60 children's centres in Surrey - which would have a devastating impact on parents and families who rely on the services provided by these centres.

Parents, staff and trade unions will be lobbying the council on 22 January to protest against these cuts.

Save our children's centre

Supported by Unison Surrey County branch

Tuesday 22 January at 2pm

County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2DN

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