Chafford parents protest over possible closure of children’s centres

chaffrod-mumsCHAFFORD Hundred parents have reacted with anger at the news that their children’s centre may close.

Chafford councillor, Mark Coxshall described the parents as “Yummy Mummies” in a council meeting. A term that the Labour group objected to.

The parents gathered outside the Beacon Centre in Drake Road to make their feelings known.

Janet Stables said: “Shocking, I used to live next door to it. It was always busy, it was a great place for families and certainly helped me when I had my son. It will be a big loss to Chafford which is overflowing with young families.”

Shocking, I used to love going to the baby group with Axl when I was on maternity leave! It was so nice to meet other mums and see the babies play and interact.

Marie Bourgeios: “Shocking, I used to love going to the baby group with Axl when I was on maternity leave! It was so nice to meet other mums and see the babies play and interact”.

The consultation continues.

The question of children’s centres was discussed at Thurrock Council on Wednesday Nov 30th. The part relevant to Chafford Hundred is at the 4 min point and the 48 minute point of the film below.

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