Chesterton Out of Hours: NO MOVE BEFORE MORE WORK HAS BEEN DONE TO PROTECT THE MOST DISADVANTAGED


Manning and Dalzell tell CCG to respect Heath Committee decision and community feelings

Cllr Ian Manning, Lib Dem East Chesterton County Councillor and candidate for Chesterton and Jamie Dalzell, Lib Dem candidate for Kings Hedges are calling on the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to respect the calls from the County Council’s Health Committee to go away and do more work on mitigation measures before the out of hours service is moved.

 

They have two major concerns:

1)      The lack of an evidence base behind the move

2)      The continuing uncertainty over Labour/Conservative plans to close Union lane and massively reconfigure Milton Road as part of the City Deal

Jamie Dalzell said: “The concerns we, and other community campaigners have raised just haven’t been answered.  A huge number of residents north of the City will be disadvantaged if the service is moved, so the CCG must pause.”

Jamie and Ian submitted a detailed evidenced based response to the CCG here http://www.cambridgelibdems.org.uk/chesterton_out_of_hours_consultation_response

On top of this Cllr Ian Manning raised concerns that the Labour led City Deal still hasn’t formally agreed to not close Union Lane and make massive changes to Milton Road, which will further affect access to the remaining services at the Medical Centre.

Cllr Manning said “There’s too much uncertainty around the proposal itself and changes proposed by the City Deal, to go ahead now.  The CCG must listen.”


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