Protesters marched through the streets of Woodbridge in Suffolk this weekend to demonstrate against the county council's plans to close a third of its children's centres.
The council say that closing 13 of the county's 39 centres and reducing the hours of nine more will allow them to save money and target resources directly to people who need help.
But protesters argue that the centres are essential to building community and the wellbeing of parents and children.
Among those protesting was Shelly Darwin, who is a single mum who credits her local children's centre in Ipswich as getting her and her son Riaz through some tough times.
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Kevin Yarrow was marching with his two grandchildren,
He argues the support the children's centres provide is key to creating an equal society, giving children skills they need to succeed.
In a statement, a Suffolk County Council spokesman said: "A full and thorough public consultation will take place so everyone who is interested can learn more about proposals to develop an offer that meets the needs of our most vulnerable families, allows us to address sufficiency in Early Years provision and helps us support young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND).”
County councillor Jack Abbott, the opposition spokesperson for children and education said this was a short term solution.