Campaigners hold Burnham protest over children’s centre plans – Maidenhead Advertiser

The council is due to discuss its budget and plans for children’s services this month.

Alexa Collins, chairman of Bucks Labour, said: “They [BCC] issued a report saying this is all about improving services, but what they’re actually proposing is a budget cut of £3.3million.

The plans to overhaul children’s services in Buckinghamshire were given the green light by Buckinghamshire County Council’s cabinet on Monday.

“These are not safe spaces, they don’t cover safeguarding or confidentiality.”

She added: “What Cllr Warren Whyte [Con, Buckingham East, BCC cabinet member for children’s services] has proposed is that these services be provided in cafes and libraries.

“We built this place to be a centre of the community, to be a base for parents to be able to turn up there with any issues they had” said Danielle Jones, who was a family support worker at the centre from 2010-16.

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