Campaigners will be making the journey to Cambourne in Cambridgeshire to hand over the 5000 names to the East of England Ambulance Trust on Wednesday morning, and will be meeting the Chief Executive of the Trust and Norfolk’s NHS service on Thursday afternoon.
Before that campaigners will be on the streets of north Norfolk throughout the weekend – starting in North Walsham from 9am and Cromer from 10am on Saturday.
There will also be petitioning events in Fakenham over the weekend, and in Aylsham on Monday.
The Labour Party welcomed signs of a rethink to ambulances in Cromer and North Walsham but believes more has to be done to improve response times. It is concerned that existing ambulances will have to make up for the loss of 7 vehicles across Norfolk.
The Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Mary Creagh MP (pictured) is the latest notable signatory to give her support to the campaign.
Jono Read, press officer for North Norfolk Labour Party, said:
“We are increasing the pressure this weekend by campaigning on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday across the district.
Last week’s news of a rethink to ambulance cuts in North Walsham and Cromer has been welcomed by our campaigners, but there is still a lot of work to be done to improve ambulance response times in the district”.