North Norfolk Labour Party campaigners have handed over a petition containing 6500 names to the East of England Ambulance Service Trust at a board meeting this morning – urging them to rethink plans to cut to the ambulance service in north Norfolk.
The Act On Ambulances campaigners traveled from north Norfolk to Cambourne in Cambridgeshire earlier today and presented the petition to Maria Ball (chair of the Trust) and Hayden Newton (Chief Executive of the Trust).
Maria Ball said they would study comments on the petition because they were “interested to hear what the public thinks”, and commented on the biggest gathering she had seen before at a board meeting.
Hayden Newton said that he would continue dialogue with campaigners at their planned meeting in Norwich on Thursday afternoon.
Denise Burke, chair of North Norfolk Labour Party, said:
“We are pleased to have been able to present the petition at the East of England Ambulance Service Trust board meeting in Cambourne today, and that officials now a have chance to see what the people of north Norfolk think of their plans for Cromer, North Walsham, and Fakenham.
Over 6500 signed the petition and we are encouraging people to continue to sign online.
People power has already helped us achieve a rethink of the plans, and at our next meeting on Thursday we will be pushing for ways forward to ensure north Norfolk gets a better ambulance service”.