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Support Grows For Ambulance Campaign

August 24th 2012

demonstrators

Jill Makinson-Sanders

Louth ambulance station, situated behind B&Q on the Fairfield Industrial estate, is under threat. Recent plans by East Midlands Ambulance Services have suggested closing the station as part of sweeping cuts to the service across the whole region.

However local resident Jackie Featherstone has initiated a campaign to prevent this from happening. Keep Calm and Save Louth Ambulance Station posters have gone up in shop windows all around town, and on Friday there was a demonstration outside the ambulance station. This campaign has the support of the Mayor Jill Makinson-Sanders, as well as of town councillors David Hall and Roger Featherstone (Jackie's husband). It's interesting that the people at the demonstration weren't the same ones pictured on the group's Facebook page who have been supporting the group by putting up posters: support is growing as more people become aware of the situation.

Petitions

The future of the ambulance station will be up for discussion in September. However, petitions will soon be circulating around town, so look out for them in community centres and in the local press.

There's more information on the group's Facebook page [update: now removed], and they are on Twitter as @keepcalmandslas.



 


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