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Gaywood library to host children's centres consultation event

Norfolk County Council headquarters (3027764)
Norfolk County Council headquarters (3027764)

People in West Norfolk are being invited to have their say on plans that could see most of the borough's children's centres shut at a consultation event today.

Three drop-in sessions are taking place at the Gaywood library, as part of the ongoing public consultation, launched by Norfolk County Council last month, on plans to close all but seven of the county's existing 53 children's centres.

The remainder, including the site in Terrington St Clement would be retained as district hubs.

Residents can have their say on the plans in sessions from 10am to noon, 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm.

Meanwhile, officials from the North West Norfolk Constituency Labour Party have announced plans to hold a protest against the plans in Lynn next Sunday, November 4.

The protest will be in the High Street, between Boots and Dorothy Perkins, at noon.

Residents currently have until November 12 to take part in a public consultation on the proposals.

Last week, motions calling for the consultation process to be suspended were defeated at a full council meeting.

The plan to hold a protest also comes as Labour councillors in Yarmouth tabled a motion ahead of a meeting next week, calling on its borough council to formally seek a reprieve for the centres in their district which are threatened with closure.

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