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Have your say on children's centre services in Wallsend

Wallsend Customer First Centre

Residents in Wallsend are being asked for their views on the future location of services for children and families in the town.

Children’s centre services, including breastfeeding support, stay and play sessions and save a baby’s life classes, have been delivered from Wallsend Customer First Centre for the past year, as the facilities at Wallsend Children’s Centre on North Road have not been fit for purpose. Ongoing maintenance issues caused by the age of the building meant services were regularly disrupted and it was difficult to access the building.

North Tyneside Council is holding a six-week consultation to ask local people if they support proposals to deliver children’s centre services from Wallsend Customer First Centre and other community locations permanently.

Councillor Ian Grayson, Cabinet member for children and young people said: “Feedback from the parents who have used children’s centre services at Wallsend Customer First Centre has been very positive.

“We want to make sure families can continue to access good-quality services in their community so I would invite all parents and carers in the area to give us their views.”

The consultation starts on Monday 17 July and will end on Sunday 27 August. Members of the public can give their views on the council’s website by clicking here or at drop in sessions at Wallsend Customer First Centre on:

Wednesday 2 August, 10am – 11:30am
Tuesday 15 August, 10am – 11:30am

Once the consultation closes, all feedback will be reviewed and the final outcome will be shared on the North Tyneside Council website.