Dozens of parents have been protesting outside Shire Hall in Cambridge over council plans to close 19 Children's Centres.
Shutting a number of the centres - which provide early years support - would save the county council money. More than 3,000 people have signed a petition to have the matter debated in a full council meeting, which is now taking place.
The Council previously said it was re-designating children's services to better meet the needs of the community.
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A cold start to the new working week. Dry and often sunny during the day but feeling fresher in brisk northerly winds. Highs of 13 deg C.
Cloud and rain will clear around midnight, then dry and largely clear. Becoming chilly as temperatures fall. Lows of 4 deg C (39 deg F).