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Care fee drop adds to puzzle for Easthouses dad

Twins Colin and Danny Clark (23), Easthouses, who have special needs, attend Cherry Road Day Centre in Bonnyrigg. Their dad William (centre) is upset that the charges for them to attend the daily centre have risen from �26 each a month to �26 each a week.

Twins Colin and Danny Clark (23), Easthouses, who have special needs, attend Cherry Road Day Centre in Bonnyrigg. Their dad William (centre) is upset that the charges for them to attend the daily centre have risen from �26 each a month to �26 each a week.

A father with two severely autistic sons who previously told the Advertiser of his shock at their day care centre fees is further puzzled.

William Clark (50) from Easthouses revealed in April that the cost of sending each of his twin sons Colin and Danny (23) to Cherry Road Day Care in Bonnyrigg had risen from £26 a month in 2012-13 to £26 a week in 2013-14. Now Mr Clark is puzzled by a slight decrease of £2.46 in the charge for 2014-15.

He said: “With a reduction like that they are just having a laugh. And for them to not back-date the charge is incredible because their personal circumstances have not changed in the past few years. But the charges for the day care centre have changed dramatically.

“It just doesn’t make any sense.”

A spokesman for Midlothian Council, said: “The council has met with Mr Clark on a number of occasions to explain our charging policy. Our charging policy is in-line with national guidance.”

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