TRADE unionists are ramping up the campaign to save Bolton’s children’s centres with a rally this week.
Bolton Trades Union Council and Unison are organising a demonstration at a threatened centre in the village of Little Lever at 9.30am on Wednesday.
Tom Hanley of Bolton TUC said: “These centres offer a lifeline to local children and their families.
“Everyone knows that the council has huge financial reserves. Surely it would make sense to dip into those reserves and make a commitment to keep the centres open for the next couple of years.
Unison’s Andrea Egan said: “This protest follows weeks of petitioning and smaller protests across Bolton and local communities.
“What we are finding is that the more people find out about the council proposals, the more people can see what is at stake. The protest planned for Wednesday promises to be the biggest so far.”