Still time to do survey on Suffolk children’s centres

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More than 700 people have responded to the consultation of Suffolk’s children centres’ future, but there is still time to have your say.

Suffolk County Council says the proposed changes will save £2.9 million over four years, on top of £1.25 million already saved from recurring underspends and cutting waste.

Gordon Jones, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for children’s services, said: “We want the precious resources we direct towards early years care to be focused as much as possible on the services that will make a difference and not on buildings.”

Among the proposals is the idea of merging Thurston’s Jigsaw and Stanton’s Bluebells Children’s Centres because the county feels Jigsaw’s size limits the services it can offer.

The survey form is available until October 16 at www.suffolk.gov.uk/consultations. Decisions on the proposals will be made in December for implementation in April 2015.