Over and Greenfields Children's Centre consultation

​Closing date: This consultation is now closed.

This is your opportunity to help shape where children’s centre services are delivered from in future in the Winsford area.


Children’s centres deliver child and family health services for children, young people and families in west Cheshire. The centres offer advice and support on health and wellbeing issues for pre-natal parents through to young people aged up to 19 years. This extends to 25 years for young people with special educational needs or disabilities.  

Currently there are two main children’s centres in the Winsford area.

  • Greenfields
  • Wharton

Until 2015 there was also a children’s centre in Over however this was de-registered following a public consultation. The building has continued to house Sunrise Nursery and Homestart family support service.

What are we consulting on?

In Winsford our vision is to make services easily available for the people who need them most. We are looking at two options and are asking people what they think about the different proposals:   
  1. Greenfields Children’s Centre to remain as a main children’s centre. 
    Over Children’s Centre to remain closed.   
  2. Over Children’s Centre to be re-registered and opened as a main children’s centre.
    Greenfields Children’s Centre to change to a linked site (providing further services tailored to meet the needs of local children.) 
Re-registration means that a children’s centre would re-open and offer services for local children, families and young people aged 0-19 years and up to 25 years if special educational needs and disabilities. Ofsted inspect all registered children’s centres.   The consultation booklet provides information about both of these options.

How to get involved

The consultation closes on 16 March 2018.

There are a number of ways to give us your feedback

  • Online survey
  • To request a paper copy of the Over and Greenfields Children’s Centre Consultation booklet with questionnaire, please get in touch by email, phone or letter.
  • Email: youngpeoplesservice@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01244 973258
  • Write to: Over and Greenfields Children’s Centre Consultation, Early Help and Prevention Service, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Nicholas House, 1 Black Friars, Chester, CH1 2NU

How your feedback will be used

When the consultation responses have been analysed, we will write a short report reflecting the main themes. This will be available on the Council's website.

The Council will consider the outcome of the consultation at a Cabinet meeting in May 2018.

Further information

Council information is also available in audio, braille, large print or other formats. If you would like a copy in a different format, in another language or require a British sign language (BSL) interpreter:

Please note

We welcome views from all sections of the community and would encourage everyone to take part in this consultation. Note that the Council has a responsibility to make sure that its services are available to all, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, age marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief or gender identity. Comments that are offensive to particular groups or considered inappropriate under the Equality Act 2010, will not be considered or published as part of this consultation.


Thanks! Your message has been sent.

Latest Posts