Warwickshire Early Years and Children’s Centre Consultation – NOW CLOSED
June 25, 2013 53 Comments
This consultation has now ended – Tuesday 27th August 2013. 5pm.
Warwickshire County Council are proposing a new delivery model for Warwickshire’s Children’s Centres that makes savings of £2.3 million and provides a joined up ‘Early Years Offer’ of services for children aged 0-5 and their families.
Here is the Children’s Centres Facing the Challenge document which is an overview of the key points raised in the consultation document and an outline of the financial challenge faced by Warwickshire County Council
The savings and the proposed new model are the subject of this consultation, which seeks the views and opinions of parents and carers and organisations who could be affected by these changes.
The Warwickshire Early Years and Children’s Centres Consultation Document explains the purpose of the consultation and details why changes have to be made and how the council proposes to make them.
A glossary of terms has been provided to give meaning to terms included in the documentation provided:
Frequently Asked Questions
Two sets of FAQs have been produced, the first is around the Children’s Centres themselves and the second are questions on the consultation proposals.
In order that your views can be considered before any final decisions are made we are conducting a nine week public consultation on the proposals.
The consultation will run from Tuesday 25 June 2013 to Tuesday 27 August 2013 at 5pm. The consultation must conclude on this date in order to meet contract tendering timescales.
The following document summarise the key steps and expected dates in the process to reorganise operation of Children’s Centres, required to make identified savings of £2.3m by 2014/15.
If you have any questions please email email@example.com or call 01926 742226.
You can respond to the consultation in a number of different ways:
- Complete the questionnaire online using the following link: Warwickshire Early Years & Children’s Centres Consultation
- By emailing responses to firstname.lastname@example.org
- By posting questionnaire form to: Early Years Offer Consultation, Warwickshire County Council, Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick, CV34 4UL.
- By attending a public consultation event. The following public consultation meetings have been scheduled:
- Alternatively leave your comments below.
|The Kenilworth Centre, Abbey End Car Park, Kenilworth, CV8 1QJ||Monday 8th July||6-8pm|
|Warwickshire College, Technology Drive, Rugby CV21 1AR||Tuesday 9th July||6-8pm|
|Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL||Wednesday 10th July||6-8pm|
|Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College, Bulkington Road, Bedworth, CV12 9EA||Monday 15th July||6-8pm|
|Leamington Town Hall (Assembly Room), 1 Parade, Town Centre, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA||Tuesday 16th July||6-8pm|
|North Warwickshire Borough Council, The Council House, South Street, Atherstone, CV9 1DE||Wednesday 17th July||6-8pm|
|Hatters Space Community Centre, Upper Abbey Street, Nuneaton, CV11 5DN||Thursday 18th July||6-8pm|
|Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX||Monday 22nd July||6-8pm|
|Shipston High School, Shipston, CV36 4DY||Wednesday 24th July||10am-12noon|
|Rugby Borough Council, Town Hall, Evreux Way, Rugby, CV21 2RR||Wednesday 31st July||10am-12noon|
|The CHESS Centre 460 Cedar Rd, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV10 9DN||Tuesday 13th August||2-4pm|
|The Sydni Centre, Cottage Square, Leamington Spa CV31 1PT||Wednesday 21st August||2-4pm|
|The Greig Centre, Kinwarton Rd, Alcester, Warwickshire B49 6AD||Thursday 22nd August||2-4pm|
UPDATE: Further Information from the Public Consultation Events
A number of the public meetings have now taken place. The presentation from the public meetings is available to download. Slides 8 – 18 of the presentation are district specific so you can find out more about how this will effect you and your district/borough.
(There may be some formatting issues on some of the slides when using some tablet and mobile devices. If you require these slides in a different format, please contact the team on email@example.com or phone 01926 742597)
The notes from these meeting are available below and will be updated as each meeting takes place.
- Kenilworth meeting notes (1) – 8th July 2013
- Kenilworth meeting notes (2) – 8th July 2013
- Rugby meeting notes – 9th July 2013
- Warwick meeting notes – 10th July 2013
- Bedworth meeting notes – 15th July 2013
- Leamington meeting notes – 16th July 2013
- North Warwickshire meeting notes – 17th July 2013
- Nuneaton meeting notes – 18th July 2013
- Stratford meeting notes – 22nd July 2013
- Shipston meeting notes – 24th July 2013
- Rugby meeting notes – 31st July 2013
- Nuneaton meeting notes – 13th August 2013
- Leamington meeting notes – 21st August 2013
- Alcester meeting notes – 22nd August 2013
A meeting with health colleagues was also held on the 12th July 2013, the notes from this meeting are also available to download:
On the 18th June 2013 a report went to the Children and Young People Overview & Scrutiny Committee to review progress and endorse the proposals for both a revised Early Years offer and a revised delivery model for Children’s Centres.
After the consultation finishes
All of the responses received by the closing date will be used to inform the final report and recommendations to Warwickshire County Council’s (WCC) elected Cabinet Members in September 2013. Cabinet will decide which proposals will be taken forward.
The information we collect will be collated and analysed to inform this final report. Individuals will not be identified.
Thank you for taking the time to consider these proposals and provide feedback.
If you have any queries on this consultation please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01926 742597.