James Duddridge, MP for Rochford and Southend East, was last week delighted to cut the ribbon for the Summercourt Children’s Centre in Westcliff.

James joined the Summercourt team as well as Southend education bosses and Sally Carr, Executive Councillor for Children and Learning, to officially open the centre in the grounds of Milton Hall Primary School. The centre will provide services for local children and families including parent and toddler drop-ins, employment advice, parent support and a baby clinic.

James said:

“The Summercourt staff are clearly very keen about being up and running, and I wish them well to provide their services to local families. As well as talking about their plans for the centre, we had a good chat about childcare services in the wider area.

“The team also put on a great celebration – and nobody let the wet weather dampen their spirits!”

14 January 2008