I WOULD like to thank everyone who signed the petition over the closure of the local ambulance stations and also the local businesses and Post Office for allowing the public to sign the petition on their premises.
Unfortunately East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) is going ahead with its plans to have 13 hub stations and 131 tactical deployment points (TDPs) and stand-by points. TDPs are where staff will be able to get a hot drink and toilet facilities and stand-by points won’t.
As yet I haven’t had a reply from EMAS to state how many of the 131 are TDPS.
This may seem a lot but EMAS covers 6425sq miles and includes the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.
On the EMAS website it does say this will go out to public consultation in September. What I urge you all to do is get in touch with your local councillors and ask them to fight this on your behalf, after all you did vote for them to be your voice.
Thank you Daventry Express for all the support and let the fight go on.
Cllr Wendy Randall
Leader of the Labour Group, Daventry District Council