'Fit mums not fat bums': Angry parents protest demand creche at Streatham Hub

Streatham Guardian: The group of mothers protested outside the new Tesco Streatham Hub development The group of mothers protested outside the new Tesco Streatham Hub development

Streatham mums have rallied together to call for a crèche at Lambeth Council's £26m hub development.

Members of Streatham Mums' Network waved placards with big pants, signed: "Pants to Lambeth: Fit Mums not Fat Bums", at a demonstration outside the new leisure centre on Tuesday morning.

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna told the angry mums their concerns would be followed up.

Samantha Thomas, a protesting parent, said: "Hopefully we can make Lambeth Council change their minds about crèche provision; especially when exercise has been known to have enormous benefits for mothers and helps reduce depression, body anxiety and post-natal depression."

Mums have already collected 482 signatures for their petition demanding crèche facilities at the new Streatham leisure centre.

 

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11:00pm Fri 13 Dec 13

MrsD000 says...

Let's hope Lambeth council keeps their word & sorts this out. A crèche is vital for local families. It's crazy they didn't plan one in from a revenue perspective.
Let's hope Lambeth council keeps their word & sorts this out. A crèche is vital for local families. It's crazy they didn't plan one in from a revenue perspective. MrsD000

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