There are currently crèche services provided at Whitton Sports Centre, Gainsborough Sports Centre and Crown Pools. The crèche services provided currently cost the Council approximately £65,000 per annum, which isn’t a lot considering the whole budget of IBC. The current crèche provision is for a total of 45 hours per week across the three facilities. Ipswich Labour plan to end all crèche facilities. At the meeting of the Executive last night the reasons for closing the crèche facilities were frankly diabolical. But the good news is, A Riverside View is going to campaign to keep the crèche provisions in place.
I shall be asking a question at full council next week in regard to this.