Colnbrook residents set to hand deliver petition demanding rethink on surgey closure
Campaigners against the closure of the Colnbrook Surgery are calling on residents to turn out en masse tomorrow. They want to make sure the landlord gets the message about the strength of local feeling at the loss of a vital community asset.
A petition calling for a replacement GP surgery in Colnbrook will be hand delivered tomorrow (Friday, 10th February), coinciding with the last surgery to be held at the practice before its closure.
Residents behind the petition are calling on as many villagers as possible to come along to the Colnbrook Surgery and make their feelings known between 10:30 and 11am, and they are appealing for a good turnout to encourage the attention of local newspapers.
In a statement posted yesterday on the Colnbrook Residents’ Association Facebook page, they said:
“The more that attend the more effective the petition will be. If you have mobility issues, use a walking stick or frame, have a mobility scooter or use a wheelchair, please do your best to come along”.
The demonstration is not targeted at the partners of Langley Health Centre but at NHS England, the Slough Clinical Commissioning Group, Slough Borough Council – and the landlord who is seeking two and a half times what is considered a fair rental value for the site off the High Street.
“If you are inclined to bring a placard voicing your views, that would be great”.
Assistance to the mobility impaired is being offered through the CRA Facebook page.