Lynne Featherstone MP for Hornsey and Wood Green has thrown her weight behind the campaign to keep Red Gables open.

It is almost a year since the opposition group of 16 Lib Dem councillors voted against the closure of Red Gables at a scrutiny meeting in November 2004, blowing the whistle on Labour plans and forcing them into a review over the decision.

Red Gables is a vital and well used local service, providing quality support for families from all areas of Haringey.

Its future is under threat following a new Government agenda that will see Haringey Council establish 18 new smaller ‘Children’s Centres’ across the borough.

Lynne Featherstone MP said:

“I visited Red Gables last month and was so impressed by the commitment shown by staff and parents.

“This is a fantastic family centre in Crouch End – which the Labour Government and our local Labour councillors want to close.

“The Government is funding 18 new child centres in the borough – but because Red Gables is in the ‘wrong’ area and doesn’t fit the criteria precisely, rather than make Red Gables one of the eighteen and celebrate this exemplar facility, they plan to close it down.”