Saturday, 26 May 2007

The Childrens Centre at Durham
Social Services director John Marsden said he will not be suggesting closure until next summer.Speaking at a meeting last night of the Social Services committee, Mr Marsden said: "I have always said that we wouldnt close the centre until we had proper alternatives for the children and I wont be suggesting closure until next August."He added: "We have enough money out of the budgets to run the centre for the rest of this year and part or all of next year. We will review the situation again at the end of this year."80,000 people had signed a petition started by the Echo asking for the centre not to be closed.