The fate of a disabled children’s centre still hangs in the balance and will be discussed in a public meeting tonight.

The meeting between the affected families and the Herts Valleys Clincial Commissioning Group will take place at the Stanborough Centre, St Albans Road between 6-7pm.

This is the second meeting to take place after the CCG’s backtracked on their decision to close the centre in January.

This decision was made ahead of a judicial review at the High Court taken on by two of the parents, which argued that the lack of consultation was unacceptable, and the service was necessary for the children’s human rights.

The U-turn on the decision was made by the CCG ahead of the judicial review, and now they have announced a public consultation period, and state a decision will be made by Thursday, November 2, ahead of their board meeting on Thursday, November 9.

Richard Harrington MP has gained signatures from four other MPs in the area in a letter to the CCG asking for a six week consultation period, and both the CCG and service provider Herts Community Trust guarantee the service is fully funded until January 31.

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