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Pensby Children’s Centre to close

Pensby Children’s Centre is to close as part of Wirral Council’s ongoing review and management of its portfolio of buildings.

The services which were provided for parents and children at the centre, which has been closed since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, will continue to be delivered at other sites in the area and within the community.

Staff who were previously based at Pensby Children’s Centre have been relocated to Bromborough Children’s Centre, which will be the main hub for South and West Wirral and will deliver services across the whole area. Some activity was moved to Pensby Primary School earlier this year, while other outreach services remain available in Black Horse Hill Infant School, Hoylake Community Centre and Ganney’s Meadow.

Chair of Wirral Council’s Children, Young People and Education Committee, Councillor Wendy Clements, said:

“At all times, our commitment is to offer quality services to the families, children and young people in our borough, in the most efficient way we can. I regret the loss of this wonderful facility but I have been assured that these services will continue to be provided in an accessible way for all service users.”

Chair of Wirral Council’s Economy, Regeneration and Development Committee, Councillor Anita Leech, said:

“As a responsible authority, one of our key priorities is to regularly review the use of all buildings within our portfolio. In this way, we can understand the status of the individual premises in terms of how they are being used and can give proper consideration to their carbon footprint, environmental impact and age.”