Tag: SOCC

Local Campaigners win funding

SOCC Hampshire campaigners are thrilled to have been awarded a grant by The Daycare Trust to continue their work campaigning on behalf of SureStart Children’s Centres in Hampshire. The parents had collectively already donated over £3,000 of their own money to the campaign over the last year.  The grant from The Daycare Trust will enable…

Battling Mums CCTV anger

Anti-cuts campaigners have reacted strongly after majority Conservative county councilors voted against a Lib Dem opposition amendment to redirect money back towards SureStart Childrens Centres resulting in its defeat last Thursday. SOCC Hampshire campaigners said they felt disappointed, angry and frustrated having heard Council Leader Ken Thornber announce on Radio Solent that members had found…

Locals in London Protest

Clare Soloman

Hundreds of local people will be in London today protesting against government cuts to public spending by taking part in a TUC sponsored ‘March for the Alternative’. Trade unionists, anti-cuts campaigners, labour party members, real socialists and bearded Lib Dems will all be taking part in the protest. Two weeks ago Eastleigh saw one of…

“We’re sorry” says Ken

Were sorry says Ken

Mothers and concerned residents who descended on Winchester yesterday to protest the potential closures of Hampshire’s Sure Start Childrens’ Centres received an apology from the leader of the County Council. A colourful cavalcade of over 100 buggy pushing Mums who marched from the Broadway to the Castle to present a  petition with over 12,000 signatures heard Ken Thornber say…