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Petition to: reverse its decision to close Ashtead and Meadow Sure Start children's centres

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We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to reverse its decision to close Ashtead and Meadow Sure Start children's centres. More details

More details from petition creator

Surrey County Council has recently announced its intention to close eight Sure Start centres across Surrey, including Ashtead Sure Start Children's Centre and Meadow Sure Start Children's Centre in Stoneleigh.

Evidence suggests that the Sure Start system helps to promote a healthy lifestyle for children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Sure Start users are less likely to be obese by the age of 5, have better health than the average child, and also tend to have better home lives.

Sure Start centres are also beneficial for parents; allowing them to bond with other parents in their area in a friendly, low-cost environment. Many centres also offer advice to parents on issues like postnatal depression, breastfeeding, accessing local support services and finding employment.

Ashtead and Stoneleigh benefit from having Sure Start centres and it's vital that young children can continue to get the best possible start in life. We therefore call on Surrey County Council to reverse its decision and keep these centres open.

Current signatories

Ms Sheila Carlson, the petition creator, joined by:

  • Daniel Stevens
  • Auriol Ware
  • Robert Carlson
  • Vicky Onah
  • Andrew Carlson
  • Frank Minal
  • John Geleit
  • Diane Lovett
  • Rob Geleit
  • Erica Gregory
  • Genevieve Arlidge
  • Sarah Kenyon
  • Ros Lam
  • Julia Lucas
  • Andrew Lucas
  • Susan Gilchrist
  • Stuart Gosling
  • Stephen Dyke
  • Rosalind Brookman
  • jessica lam
  • Katie Feighan
  • Sharon Lee
  • Alan Carlson
  • Debra Hills
  • Kieron Merrett
  • Debbie senior
  • Sarah Humphreys
  • Susanne Parker
  • Julie Shurgold
  • barbara warwick
  • Rachel Durrant
  • june evans
  • Joanna Phillips
  • Champa Warakapola
  • k Samkange
  • jon Griffiths
  • Daneon Mollineau
  • Samantha Brown
  • Amanda Adkins
  • Janice Gidley
  • Jackie Mowatt
  • Anna Louch
  • Emma Day
  • Vince Romagnuolo
  • Conor Murphy
  • Julia Fox
  • Serena Powis
  • Katherine Nichols
  • elizabeth Howgill
  • Fiona Mcquillan
  • Kate Chinn
  • Laura Devereux
  • Dawn Woodger
  • Tracey Robbins
  • Jemma Clarke
  • Cathryn Barron
  • Mary Newland
  • Lisa Lee
  • Nancy Wilkinson
  • Louise Robbins
  • Freya
  • Morgana Morton
  • Jane Devereux
  • Rebekah McGibben
  • Sabrina Pilav
  • Marion Reeves
  • Sharon ward
  • Luke Devereux
  • chris
  • Alex Robinson
  • Naomi traynor-white
  • Lesley Hill
  • Debbie Cliffin
  • Lesley Godding
  • Audrey Alford
  • Saliha begum
  • carina edwards
  • Sylvia Moodycliffe
  • Lisa Meyer
  • Deborah tipler
  • AnneHarman
  • Gill Ellis
  • Veronica Monks
  • Helen Smith
  • Ashley Jones
  • Hayley Smith
  • lianne warman
  • Helen livingstone
  • Emma mackay
  • Jennifer Walden
  • Alison Moody
  • Claire Stevenson
  • Viv Hunt
  • Sanna Duffy
  • Frazer Duffy
  • Carol Houghton
  • Michelle Mistry
  • Nina Creola
  • Carolyn Cowlin
  • Gemma bauxer
  • Veronica Nourse
  • Marian bell
  • Jodie Carter
  • Vicki Fisher
  • Sarah Pinch
  • Denise Gould
  • Jill Houghton
  • Amanda Ritchie
  • Martin Ritchie
  • Hannah Bazley
  • Julia Bazley
  • Rebecca Henley
  • Kim glover
  • Alex concannon
  • Jackie Harper
  • Daiva Puraite
  • Philippa
  • Nafeeseh Rahi-Young
  • Joanne Fricker
  • Zoe Thorn
  • Angus Rahi-Young
  • Rasa Boamah
  • B Gough
  • Zoe Watson
  • jennifer narloch
  • Shan Ekman
  • JACQUELINE THAW
  • Gretchen Rusby-Gale
  • Claire Lacey
  • mark lacey
  • Hazel Wark
  • Kelly Dyer
  • Mrs H S Gelder
  • Tanya McArthur
  • Charlotte Martin
  • R Bosetti
  • Jo Carter
  • Catherine Burns
  • Sophie Bloxam
  • rachel hayes
  • Amy Craven
  • Jenny Brown
  • Heather
  • Angela Collins
  • Katharine McHugh
  • Lena Holton
  • laura sharma
  • Janet Pepper
  • Branka Vojinovic
  • Michelle Andrews
  • Katie buss
  • Sally Burton
  • Catherine Burley
  • Colin Whittick
  • joanna whittick
  • karen frewer-chapman
  • Bill McCall
  • Allyson Ballard
  • Candace Davie
  • Natalia Denniff-Jones
  • Georgina Staples
  • Stephanie Brown
  • Sue Reader
  • Z flashman
  • Vicky jones
  • Debbie O'Dell
  • Michele Murphy
  • Karin Gumble
  • JUNE
  • Colin Taylor
  • Karen smith
  • Kayleigh Greenwood
  • Kay Harri
  • Georgina Hadley
  • Kim Stiles
  • Suzanne Humphris-Groce
  • miss arthurs
  • Nicola Mahadeo
  • Katherine
  • Nataly Chadwick
  • Tracy Coffaro
  • Jennifer Teran
  • Lisa De Marre
  • Erica gray
  • Gabriella Giovinazzo
  • Margaret De Marre
  • Sharon Wilson
  • Katie Gleeson
  • Anna Hurst
  • Claire Hanlon
  • Joanne Diribe
  • Miranda Palmer
  • Vanessa Hackett
  • Claire Lovett
  • Julie Ludwig
  • olivia knott
  • Hayley Tilt
  • Joanna Southwell
  • Anna Piechocki
  • Danielle Gossington
  • Linda Stedman
  • Helen Brick
  • Laura Williams
  • K Boushear
  • Kate willoughby
  • Joanne payne
  • tarnya rice
  • Gill holdich
  • Karen Perry
  • Jemma Stedman
  • Naomi Maynard
  • Debbie Thomas
  • Suzanne Clark
  • charlotte pasa
  • Robert Sansome
  • Julie Hudson
  • Julie Smith
  • Joanne Brown
  • Claire Cobban
  • Suzy Marsh
  • Liz Higgs
  • Louise Morrison
  • Amanda Ward
  • Tim Ward
  • Rosemary Taylor
  • Liz Moore
  • Pauline Hackett
  • Julie Crook
  • Sarah Allen
  • Monica Lombardelli Jablonowska
  • Georgina Braid
  • Kath Sparrpwhawk
  • Sarah smith
  • P Lee
  • Katie fisher
  • Holly Searle
  • Joanne Hicks
  • Steve Lowery
  • Natalie Meheut
  • amanda tanner
  • Andrew Harris
  • Alicia Firth
  • Sue sturges
  • Alyson Asghar
  • Susan Smith
  • Robert Worthington
  • Leslie worthington
  • Katie Worthington
  • Sally southward
  • Lucy Garman
  • Frances Penwarden
  • Kate Orford
  • Claire Devereux
  • Stephanie O'Hara
  • Caroline Wilkie
  • Roderick Lawes
  • Nigel Pavey
  • Rachel chapman
  • Chloe Hopwood
  • Gillian Murphy
  • Jo McMonagle
  • Katherine Smith
  • Tracy Treacher
  • Dawn Cartmel
  • Tanja Crimi Turner
  • Katrina Todd
  • Gemma Patel
  • Laura - Jane Fowler
  • Rebecca DeFelice
  • Fiona Hurn
  • Katie Gore
  • Joanna Lott
  • Sally marsh
  • Julia Connor
  • Catriona Pursell
  • Charlotte Wood
  • Darren Wood
  • Helen Hookway
  • Emily Oakden
  • Hannah Stowe
  • Susan Sugden
  • Sarah Proctor
  • Sarah Weller
  • Lynsey Tompsett
  • Cristiana Canale
  • Melanie Walker
  • Emma North
  • Andy Gibbs
  • Victoria Parker
  • Jon Grave
  • Caroline Leviandier Basaran
  • Suzie Allmand
  • Olivia smith
  • Rebecca smith
  • Sarah Brown
  • Kate Townson
  • Ben Oakden
  • Eleanor Tew
  • C Burne
  • James Tew
  • Siobhan Coleman
  • Helen Gilbert-Harris
  • Karen Goodridge
  • Kerry baker
  • Fabiana Cadoni
  • beki penny
  • Joanne Wickham
  • Mrs Jennifer Green
  • Sylvie Horwood
  • Sarah Gerber
  • Liz Maginnis
  • Rebecca Croft
  • Kelly Matcham
  • Victoria Harris
  • Emily Rose
  • Michael Harris
  • Claire Ansett
  • Ann Yendole
  • Jane Koxvold
  • Sofia Rea
  • Keira Vyvyan-Robinson
  • Tracey cobb
  • Elizabeth Chaney
  • Amanda Ross
  • Louisa harrison
  • Natalie Witting
  • Debbie Amos
  • Teri Knight
  • Elizabeth Girvan - Rowntree
  • Charlotte Hutchinson
  • Susan Verrall
  • Lisa Harley
  • Ana Alvarez
  • Jayne Harley
  • Sara Emery-Hill
  • Patrick Short
  • Jo Stilwell
  • Chris Reynolds
  • antoinette bulmer
  • Stephanie FullicK
  • Becky Brooke
  • Dawn Richens
  • Isla Edwards
  • Lisa Cummins
  • Heather Notley
  • Elizabeth Goodman
  • Amy Tickner
  • Portia taylor
  • Clare Ellner
  • Jessica Harwood
  • Tina Joyner
  • Jane Bandales
  • Ross Ellner
  • Eylem Dixon
  • Matthew Joyner
  • Gemma Simpson
  • paul harwood
  • evie harwood
  • Bernice Froud
  • Rebecca Morgan
  • Carol Rigg
  • Geraldine Hardwick
  • Sarah Sanders
  • Jackie Henning
  • Claire McLean
  • Rebecca Vibert-Ward
  • Amanda Joubert
  • Laura Glen-Cooper
  • Caren Dove
  • Rachel Wilde
  • Eve Clarke
  • Manu
  • Cassis Prins
  • Kate Williams
  • Helen Preston
  • Victoria coleman
  • Jason Prins
  • Naomi Wheeler
  • Rebecca Brentnall
  • Jo Temple-Shepherd
  • Bridget prins
  • Caroline Pearce
  • Jackie Carter
  • Rachel Stile
  • Helen miller
  • Claire Pike
  • J P Moyer
  • Mark Wilde
  • steven weller
  • G Warrilow
  • Emma Laisby
  • Jodi-Lynne Shalgosky
  • Jennifer Cotton
  • Isabel Fraser
  • evelyn bazeley
  • Geraldine Hunt
  • Sara Brammall
  • Carolyn
  • Melodie Hunt
  • Jenny Brammall
  • Andrea Catt
  • Kim Oldfield
  • Almerinda D'Aprano
  • Sandy Williams
  • Emily Graham
  • Hannah Morrison
  • alison.pryor
  • Laura King
  • Lisa Ayling
  • Victoria Driscoll
  • Lucinda ling
  • Sarah Dawson
  • Nicole Courtney-Leaver
  • Jilly Haywood
  • Andrew Martin
  • Kath Greene
  • Hanna Garcia de la Huerta
  • Jane Elliott
  • Samantha Densham
  • Anne Pearson
  • Andrew Dunseath
  • Keely Rust
  • Sarah Culhane
  • Jane Hughes
  • David Warrilow
  • Nicolien Bezuidenhout
  • Davina Osborn
  • Amy Jones
  • Victoria Wiltshire
  • Paula Sabine
  • Brendan O'Leary
  • Louise lowe
  • Tanya Bell
  • Dawn Clifford
  • Teri Coulson
  • Melanie Dunn
  • Chantal Hannah
  • Jo Williams
  • Laura Barnett
  • Karen Porter
  • Lysandra
  • Nicola Gandhi
  • Lois Barrett
  • Joanna Favero
  • Kerry Slater
  • Sarah McEvoy
  • Amanda scally
  • Stella Hippolyte
  • Joanna Landon
  • Helen Corry
  • Sarah Davies
  • Brenda Thomas
  • Oliver Bazeley
  • Julian Pindar
  • Gemma Joyner
  • Clare Robertson
  • Paul McDonald
  • Sarah McDonald
  • Rebecca Field
  • Josie Tree
  • Alice Baccelliere
  • Angelina Weybourne
  • Keith Marshall
  • Cathy Tate
  • Lara Ridpath
  • Glynis Peterkin
  • Pauline Wassell
  • Suzanne Mautschke
  • Jo Patel
  • Melanie Haywood
  • Lorraine Taylor
  • Carol Howe
  • Margaret Matthews
  • Tara Hewitt
  • Sam Hewitt
  • Daniel Hicks
  • Joanna Doumouchtsi
  • Lisa Roberts
  • Jean Grave
  • Michael Grave
  • Victoria Rees
  • Maria iles
  • Hayley Dawson
  • Thomas Ridpath
  • Anna Pierssene
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2017

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