The Government are proposing to close Eastern Avenue job centre at Manor Top and move it across town to the City Centre.

We, the undersigned, believe the proposal:

  • Will affect thousands including the disabled and raises real questions about accessibility.
  • Will force those who use the job centre to fork out money they cannot afford to travel across town.
  • That the job centre should remain an important part of the community, as close to people as possible.
  • That it is shameful the Government announced the closure without conducting an impact assessment.
  • And that it affects seventy job centre staff.

We therefore think the Government should halt the plan to close this job centre which is in an area of real need.