Liverpool

Liverpool nurseries sale plan: Consultations begin

Consultations are taking place over council plans to sell four childcare nurseries in Liverpool.

The city council is proposing to sell the nurseries in Garston, Tuebrook, Wavertree, and Knotty Ash Children's Centre, as going concerns.

It said selling the nurseries would save the council £800,000 a year.

Jane Corbett, cabinet member for education and children's services, said it would also ensure they stayed open.

"We could have simply proposed to close the childcare businesses but we are mindful that this would cause a huge amount of disruption and distress for parents, carers, children and staff," she said.

"By selling them we will be able to make sure they stay open, and make the best of a very difficult financial situation."

Liverpool City Council has to make savings in its budget of £149m over the next four years.

The first consultation took place on Thursday in Wavertree. The next ones will take place at Tuebrook Children's Centre next Tuesday; Garston Children's Centre next Thursday and at Knotty Ash Children's Centre on Tuesday 26 March.

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