CHILDREN across Hyndburn will benefit if a plan to build four children's centres in the borough gets the go-ahead.
The £20M project run by Lancashire County Council has already seen 30 centres built across Lancashire.
And now the county council is moving on to the second phase which will see a further 31
centres being built, including four in Hyndburn.
The centres will provide a range of facilities and services including family support, education, childcare and health services.
Bosses from Lancashire County Council are holding talks with four schools in Hyndburn in a bid to develop children's centres at their premises.
The schools involved are Huncoat Primary School, Great Harwood County Primary, and Mount Pleasant Primary School, Clayton-le-Moors.
There is also a move to build a fourth centre in Rishton but a site has yet to be identified.
Lancashire County Councillor Marus Johnstone, cabinet member for children and young services, said: "I am very pleased that funding has been secured to create these new children's centres.
"We have seen some great successes from the first wave of centres and with the second group now beginning we are very positive that similar success will follow. These new children's centres are being created to complement existing provision.
"The aim is for centres to link in with other services and offer increased opportunities to access important services within areas."
The plan will run over the next two years and is part of a Government scheme to create children's centres in every community by 2010.