Labour’s Ealing Cabinet meeting agreed to close two well-loved Children’s Centres in Wood End and North Ealing.
At the meeting Liberal Democrat Leader Councillor Gary Malcolm said: “Last year a Council Scrutiny Panel heard evidence that intervention at an early age can reduce violent crime. Closing children’s centres will cause a lot of issues for parents and their children. The Council should put their plans on hold and listen properly to what parents are saying.”
Parent, Jo Baldwin Trott (pictured above), said: “Children’s centres are vital. I attended my local centre weekly to get help for my twin daughters who were born 14 months premature. Liberal Democrats are right that Ealing Council needs to cancel its plans to close any children’s centres.”