- 3 years ago
A campaign group in Brighton has arranged a protest to coincide with a council meeting, after proposals to close children's centres across the city.
Brighton Children's Centres Campaign (BCCC) will lead the march, which will go from Cornerstone Children's Centre to Brighton Town Hall on Thursday February 26.
The march will coincide with a council budget meeting to approve plans to downsize and close children's centres in the city.
Cllr. Sue Shanks, Chair of the Children & Young People Committee at Brighton and Hove City Council, said: "We are facing cuts in our budget, but we are not proposing to close centres, our proposals are about raising tax.
"I welcome the protests - I wish more people protest about the things they do not like."
The public consultation about the proposals to close and reduce centres across the city received nearly 1,000 responses.
Last month the proposals were announced, which includes a cut of over £800,000 to children's services across the city.