Or is County Towers recycling our children’s centres to provide services to the other vulnerable young people they have been failing for years?
Community Recycling Centres won the battle to win the hearts and minds of Surrey County Councillors – but only a reprieve until after May’s borough elections – when the axe could fall on them too?
And here’s how he who shouts loudest gets results – but perhaps only until the ballot box rings TIME in the boroughs and sends a message to county councillors?
Maybe if everyone with young children had shouted more loudly thousands of young families wouldn’t be facing the imminent closure of their treasured Children’s Centres
While the Waverley Web feels extremely sorry for all the young families that rely on these services, and the dedicated and hardworking staff who run them, sadly the table above reveals the apathy that abounds. Why didn’t more people jump up and down about this retrograde step? A step forced on the county council because it failed numerous Ofsted inspections for its care of our most vulnerable children and young adults. So now the money is being directed at them.
Would more parents have complained if their Mobile Masts were being taken down?
If we have a county council – and borough council for that matter, that can only ensure their Pensions are safe and invest £50m of taxpayers’ money in a shopping development in Farnham and say S*d the rest of us – then people need to start shouting louder in future. As the axe falls our council taxes are hiked up by both the Waverley borough and Surrey councils and our recycling centres remain – under threat – so do libraries and other vital services.
So what do we do? Shut up and put up – or make the first step to make the first change in May on our Waverley doorsteps?