Don’t just stand by and watch as housing takes place of medical centre

Don’t just stand by and watch as housing takes place of medical centre

Don’t just stand by and watch as housing takes place of medical centre

First published in News

A CAMPAIGNER launched a one-woman fact-finding mission outside Essex County Hospital ahead of its impending closure.

The hospital, in Lexden Road, is due to go on the market in October ahead of its closure next spring, and is likely to be sold for housing.

Annesley Hardy, who lives in nearby The Avenue, wants residents to have a bigger say on what happens there in the future.

Read the full story in today's Gazette.

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8:39pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Snowthorne says...

If the petition is put online or available at Essex County then i am sure there are many many people like me who will sign it.
I am not looking forward to a monthly visit to the General for treatment at the Eye Clinic .
If the petition is put online or available at Essex County then i am sure there are many many people like me who will sign it. I am not looking forward to a monthly visit to the General for treatment at the Eye Clinic . Snowthorne
  • Score: -4

9:55pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Reginald47 says...

I respect this lady immensely, but as a Conservative candidate she knows better than most that the hospital Trust are obliged to get 'best price' for the land they own - and that will be for housing. It is misleading to suggest people can have what they'd like on this site unfortunately.
I respect this lady immensely, but as a Conservative candidate she knows better than most that the hospital Trust are obliged to get 'best price' for the land they own - and that will be for housing. It is misleading to suggest people can have what they'd like on this site unfortunately. Reginald47
  • Score: 12

1:42am Wed 6 Aug 14

Boris says...

Snowthorne wrote:
If the petition is put online or available at Essex County then i am sure there are many many people like me who will sign it.
I am not looking forward to a monthly visit to the General for treatment at the Eye Clinic .
Snowthorne, you are right. Outpatient visits to CGH are no fun at all. But, as Reginald has said, there is no petition. Ms Hardy carefully avoids saying what she wants to happen on the ECH site. She unsuccessfully challenged the Lib Dems for the Christ Church seat last May. This stunt looks like just a step towards having another go next year, when the local and general elections will coincide.
The planning committee of the Lib Dem and Labour coalition has a duty to respect the law regarding listed buildings, and prevent the hospital building from being knocked down. Tories are opposed to this policy so that is why Ms Hardy is not saying the hospital should be saved.
[quote][p][bold]Snowthorne[/bold] wrote: If the petition is put online or available at Essex County then i am sure there are many many people like me who will sign it. I am not looking forward to a monthly visit to the General for treatment at the Eye Clinic .[/p][/quote]Snowthorne, you are right. Outpatient visits to CGH are no fun at all. But, as Reginald has said, there is no petition. Ms Hardy carefully avoids saying what she wants to happen on the ECH site. She unsuccessfully challenged the Lib Dems for the Christ Church seat last May. This stunt looks like just a step towards having another go next year, when the local and general elections will coincide. The planning committee of the Lib Dem and Labour coalition has a duty to respect the law regarding listed buildings, and prevent the hospital building from being knocked down. Tories are opposed to this policy so that is why Ms Hardy is not saying the hospital should be saved. Boris
  • Score: -6

8:11am Wed 6 Aug 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

Boris wrote:
Snowthorne wrote:
If the petition is put online or available at Essex County then i am sure there are many many people like me who will sign it.
I am not looking forward to a monthly visit to the General for treatment at the Eye Clinic .
Snowthorne, you are right. Outpatient visits to CGH are no fun at all. But, as Reginald has said, there is no petition. Ms Hardy carefully avoids saying what she wants to happen on the ECH site. She unsuccessfully challenged the Lib Dems for the Christ Church seat last May. This stunt looks like just a step towards having another go next year, when the local and general elections will coincide.
The planning committee of the Lib Dem and Labour coalition has a duty to respect the law regarding listed buildings, and prevent the hospital building from being knocked down. Tories are opposed to this policy so that is why Ms Hardy is not saying the hospital should be saved.
Election stunt or not.

So what the place should remain open.

It wont why not?

Because non of us have the B*lls to stand up, be counted and stop it?

This will turn into something we are all going to regret.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Snowthorne[/bold] wrote: If the petition is put online or available at Essex County then i am sure there are many many people like me who will sign it. I am not looking forward to a monthly visit to the General for treatment at the Eye Clinic .[/p][/quote]Snowthorne, you are right. Outpatient visits to CGH are no fun at all. But, as Reginald has said, there is no petition. Ms Hardy carefully avoids saying what she wants to happen on the ECH site. She unsuccessfully challenged the Lib Dems for the Christ Church seat last May. This stunt looks like just a step towards having another go next year, when the local and general elections will coincide. The planning committee of the Lib Dem and Labour coalition has a duty to respect the law regarding listed buildings, and prevent the hospital building from being knocked down. Tories are opposed to this policy so that is why Ms Hardy is not saying the hospital should be saved.[/p][/quote]Election stunt or not. So what the place should remain open. It wont why not? Because non of us have the B*lls to stand up, be counted and stop it? This will turn into something we are all going to regret. TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
  • Score: -5

4:32pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Boris says...

TheBrotherhoodOfTheB
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wrote:
Boris wrote:
Snowthorne wrote:
If the petition is put online or available at Essex County then i am sure there are many many people like me who will sign it.
I am not looking forward to a monthly visit to the General for treatment at the Eye Clinic .
Snowthorne, you are right. Outpatient visits to CGH are no fun at all. But, as Reginald has said, there is no petition. Ms Hardy carefully avoids saying what she wants to happen on the ECH site. She unsuccessfully challenged the Lib Dems for the Christ Church seat last May. This stunt looks like just a step towards having another go next year, when the local and general elections will coincide.
The planning committee of the Lib Dem and Labour coalition has a duty to respect the law regarding listed buildings, and prevent the hospital building from being knocked down. Tories are opposed to this policy so that is why Ms Hardy is not saying the hospital should be saved.
Election stunt or not.

So what the place should remain open.

It wont why not?

Because non of us have the B*lls to stand up, be counted and stop it?

This will turn into something we are all going to regret.
Of course it should remain open. Sionce you have the b a l l s, please let us have the link to your petition, and thousands of us will sign it. Or if your campaign takes some other form, send a press release to the Gazette and other local papers. They will publish it.
[quote][p][bold]TheBrotherhoodOfTheB ell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Snowthorne[/bold] wrote: If the petition is put online or available at Essex County then i am sure there are many many people like me who will sign it. I am not looking forward to a monthly visit to the General for treatment at the Eye Clinic .[/p][/quote]Snowthorne, you are right. Outpatient visits to CGH are no fun at all. But, as Reginald has said, there is no petition. Ms Hardy carefully avoids saying what she wants to happen on the ECH site. She unsuccessfully challenged the Lib Dems for the Christ Church seat last May. This stunt looks like just a step towards having another go next year, when the local and general elections will coincide. The planning committee of the Lib Dem and Labour coalition has a duty to respect the law regarding listed buildings, and prevent the hospital building from being knocked down. Tories are opposed to this policy so that is why Ms Hardy is not saying the hospital should be saved.[/p][/quote]Election stunt or not. So what the place should remain open. It wont why not? Because non of us have the B*lls to stand up, be counted and stop it? This will turn into something we are all going to regret.[/p][/quote]Of course it should remain open. Sionce you have the b a l l s, please let us have the link to your petition, and thousands of us will sign it. Or if your campaign takes some other form, send a press release to the Gazette and other local papers. They will publish it. Boris
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