I have been informed of a note gone out to Meadow view and Pheasey Childrens Centre users of big changes to come. Basically as you will be aware councils forced to by central govt to have massive grant cuts and if you remember a couple of years ago Pheasey’s centre was under serious threat.
However over the time the issue has got even more serious and the inevitable has come where a lot of resources will be cut or privatised. Privatisation will mean less wages for staff and higher fees for parents of course.
There are three options to this from what I have seen and none are good for parents who use this service instead of expensive private provision.
However what I do see are parents complaining, well I ask who you voted for at the General and Local elections. This is a political decision to cut funding, lets be clear about that. Lets be clear the local councillors will of course get on the band wagon and try and save a service they as elected Conservative Party reps campaigned for in May 2015.
So before Adrian comes on here whining it is not fair can he confirm he voted for Wendy Morton in 2015 who of course supported the latest round of cuts to local govt and education funding.
I should make it clear that the Centre has been under school control for two years now. Previously it was under the Sure Start programme which the govt callously cut and meant Pheasey had to try on their own along with Meadow View. they have tried their best but the economics are the economics of it.
We should remember the three local schools are due to lose funding as well and will mean teachers will be sacked as I posted a few weeks ago.