More from Wednesday nights lobby

Posted: September 24, 2012 by lambethsaveourservices in Children and Young People, Demonstrate, Rally & Occupy!

On Wednesday night 80 people gathered outside the Town Hall in Brixton to lobby Lambeth Council over changes and cuts to local services, particularly in Children’s and Young Peoples services. It was the first council cabinet meeting since the end of the summer holidays, during which a scandal in the Co-operative Council Early adopters the Adventure Playground Service forced the Council to close the entire service.

Many people were gathered to challenge the council over their plans to outsource the One O’Clock Club service, despite the majority of the consultation meetings opting for the council provided service over the new Cooperative Council external providers.

As well as parents, children, and staff from the One O’Clock clubs, there were other council staff and members of Lambeth Unison, users of the Adventure Playgrounds, Libraries activists, Lambeth Pensioners Action Group members, local teachers, and many others I have forgotten to mention. All were present to lobby their local councillors to rethink their plans to cut services and outsource them out of council control.

The highlight of the evening was when a group of local children presented Council Leader Steve Reed with giant letters explaining why they love their their local One O’Clock Club.

 

              

Big thanks to everyone who came, and don’t forget we meet on the first and third Thursday of every month in Brixton to plan our activities so please come along and get involved.

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