Sunday, 10 January 2010

Multi-agency protest against closure of King George Hospital.

Campaigning is a serious process, however, it was great to be able to get people to have a jolly in the cold weather.
MP's, Councillors, the leader of the Council and Kajul Pahl our Carnival Queen challenged local people to sign the petition.

Cold weather could not stop the demonstration!

Just look at the ice on the floor! We refused to leave until the day was complete!

Over 50 people attended the vent we just could not squeeze them into our camera. Sorry!

As with any event things are not always as organised as they would seem from photos. The event, however, was a great success!

Yesterday a cross-party, multi-agency protest took place outside Ilford Town Hall. The demonstrators were united in opposition to the potential termination of Accident and Emergency Facility and Maternity Facility, at King George Hospital. I believe this multilateral event is a pivotal point in the campaign agaisnt any closures at the hospital - as it has been the most widely attended and largest scale event to date.

The all party event, put together by Ilsa Martin, Juliet Chowdhry and myself all from the Chadwell Green Party, was a great success. Over 500 signatures were collected and many people learnt about the dastardly Redbridge PCT plans, for the first time.

Visitors to the event included:

Leader of the Council Cllr Keith Prince
Mike Gapes MP
Lee Scott MP Cllr Balvinder Saund
Cllr Lorraine Sladden (Redbridge Mayor 2008)
Cllr John Tyne
Kajul Pahl - Redbridge Carnival Queen
Mark Dawes - Redbridge and Waltham Forest Green Party Co-ordinator
Bob Archer -Hope Not Hate

and several other councillors......

Thank you to all that joined us - we will be arranging more keep watching this space!
Do sign our on line petition (click here).

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