Children’s centres across Shropshire are set to be closed as part of council cutbacks.

A report which will go before cabinet next Wednesday recommends the withdrawal of early years services at 20 buildings in a bid to save £875,000.

It means staff will be split between seven larger hubs or be asked to go out into the community to support parents and children with information, advice and support.

Among the hubs closing are those at Holy Trinity and Woodside Primary School in Oswestry, Ellesmere Primary School, Baschurch Village Hall and Morda Primary School.

Karen Bradshaw, director of children’s services, said: “We want to provide support to children and families who are most in need of our help, quickly and in the right way.

“There are many families who receive support to help with problems they are facing, but it isn’t always coordinated in a way that makes sense to the family.

“This, with the need to secure £875,000 savings, means a change to target our resources on those who need our help the most.”