'Sure Start Centres Saved'
Due to a reduction in local government funding, Portsmouth's Sure Start Centres were at risk of closure after Portsmouth's Liberal Democrat group could see no way forward.
The Conservative councillors in Portsmouth fought hard in conjunction with other councillors to save the Centres. Cllr Neill Young Cabinet member for Education Childrens Services said, " Sure Start play a vital role in supporting families with children of all ages. Since we've been running the city (June 2014) our birth to five provision across the city has been awarded a 'good' Ofsted rating. This reflects all the hard work put in across the city.'