Reading Borough Council is asking for the views of service users, members of the public and stakeholders, on the proposed remodelling of children’s centres. The feedback from this consultation will be considered by councillors in spring 2017.
The consultation document (available through the link below) sets out the proposal for remodelling Reading’s children’s centres for families with children under 5 years. Reading Borough Council has a statutory duty to consult about changes to, and closures of, children’s centres, which are part of the proposed remodelled children’s centre service.
Cuts in government funding and increased demands on services mean the council must make a further £40million of savings by 2020, and of this, £400,000 must be met from the children’s centres budget. It is proposed that the total amount would be saved by implementing the remodelled children’s centre service.
The consultation is open until Wednesday 29 March 2017. The consultation survey is available online at https://consult.reading.gov.uk/css/childrenscentres.