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defend our sure start | 10.02.2011 17:00 | Education | Gender | Health | Public sector cuts | Sheffield

Sure Start Centres all over the country are under threat of closure and budget cuts. In Sheffield the Council may cut funding to all Sure Starts by 15%. Join the campaign to resist this cut.

Sheffield Sure Starts are under threat - the Council may cut their budget by 15% when they set the new budget on 4th March. A 15% cut will lead to a dramatic reduction of services.

Sure Start Centres provide an invaluable service to our Community. They provide family support and outreach work where they visit families in their home. They provide breast feeding support, run English language classes, stay and play groups, Dad's groups healthy eating and baby weaning workshops (and other things too). Most importantly they provide a space for families to come together as part of a community and take a holistic approach to supporting families with young children.


There was a meeting today attended by users of Sharrow and Shire Green Sure Starts. Please see this list of upcoming events:

Friday 11th Feb- 1.30 at Sharrow Surestart centre: BANNER MAKING

Saturday 12th Feb- 10-4 .Alternate shifts on STALL
We will meet on Fargate outside of Marks and Spencers. PLEASE RING US TO ORGANISE TIMES OF WHEN YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP.

Saturday 19th Feb- 10-4. Alternate shifts on STALL
We will meet on Fargate outside of Marks and Spencers. PLEASE RING US TO ORGANISE TIMES OF WHEN YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP.

Saturday 19th Feb- 10.30-11.30. Highfield library London Road. COUNCILLORS JILLIAN CREASY AND ROBERT MURPHY SURGERY (Green Party Central Ward).
You can go and talk with councillors about the proposed cuts.

Wednesday 23rd Feb- 12.00. MARCH and PICNIC
We will be marching from Devonshire Green to the Town Hall. We will be having a lovely picnic demonstration. Bring and share food.

Saturday 26th Feb- 10-4. Alternate shifts on STALL
We will meet on Fargate outside of Marks and Spencers. PLEASE RING US TO ORGANISE TIMES OF WHEN YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP

Monday 28th February 4-5pm. Broomhall Centre Broomspring Lane
Councillor Mohammad Maroof Surgery (Labour Party Central Ward)
You can go and talk to your councillor about the proposed cuts.


If you'd like to attend any events or help resist the cuts to Sure Start in any way you can please get in touch.

Phone: 07958068283

Email:  defendoursurestart@gmail.com

Please join the Facebook group:
Defend Sheffield Surestart Childrens' Centres

Sign the online petition at on Sheffield City Council's website (if 5000 people sign the Council will have to have a full debate about cuts to Sure Start on 2nd March (two days before the budget is set). Lots of people have signed paper copies of the petition already but we need a lot more.

 https://sheffield.moderngov.co.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?ID=60&RPID=21606&HPID=21606

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