THE public’s views are needed on plans to sell off a number of nurseries around Liverpool.
The decision, revealed by the ECHO earlier this year, could save the city council around £800,000 a year.
The nurseries to be affected are based at children’s centres in Wavertree, Tuebrook, Garston and Knotty Ash.
Other services at the centres will be unaffected.
Education bosses today said the sales would make sure the nurseries remained open in the future.
Education cabinet member Cllr Jane Corbett said: “We could have simply proposed to close the child care businesses but we are mindful that would cause a huge amount of disruption and distress for parents, carers, children and staff.
“By selling them we will be able to make sure they stay open and make the best of a very difficult financial situation.”
The council must save around £191m a year in order to cope with the cutbacks imposed by the government.
Consultation events will take place at each of the centres from tomorrow, with the Wavertree Wellington Road centre open from 6pm to 7pm.
The Tuebrook centre, Lower Breck Road, will hold its event on Tuesday March 19 from 6pm, Garston’s Banks Road centre will have its on Thursday March 21 from 2pm and the Knotty Ash centre in Dovecot Place will have its event on Tuesday March 26 from 10am.
The consultation will close on Tuesday April 16.
A decision is likely to be made in July.