#Local Government
Camden Council
United Kingdom

In January 2011, Camden Council announced plans to close the Caversham Children's Centre in Kentish Town, North London. The centre is scheduled to close in August this year.

We do not blame the council as it is being forced to make cuts of over £80 million to public services by the Conservative led government.

However, we believe that closing this hugely popular children's nursery will leave a gaping hole in the provision of affordable childcare in our neighbourhood. It is a blow for working parents as the alternatives provided by the private sector are prohibitively expensive.

We ask the council to think twice before taking away a valuable service; once it is gone it will be gone for ever. Yes, there are other children's centres, but these all have long waiting list and we believe that it is naive to assume that these will not be under threat in today's harsh economic climate.

We, the undersigned, ask Camden Council to reconsider its plans to close Caversham Children's Centre in August 2011.

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The Save Caversham Children's Centre petition to Camden Council was written by Lucy Reese and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.