Telegraph Hill playclub in the SLP

14 11 2012

CAMPAIGNERS say plans to close a popular children’s playgroup would be devastating for their community.

Lewisham council proposes to axe the Telegraph Hill Playclub in Telegraph Hill Lower Park as part of budget cuts next year.

The move could mean three playgroup staff losing their jobs.

The council said no decision had been made, although childcare services have to be stripped back by £8.6million over the next three years in response to Government funding cuts.

Campaigners, who have launched a petition to save the playgroup, say it is a vital lifeline for parents and are urging the council to save it.

They have set up a Save Telegraph Hill Playclub campaign and have organised a meeting tomorrow to discuss the proposals.

The playgroup is open Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 3pm and is regularly used by 200 families during the week.




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