BT TELEPHONE BOXES

The Parish Council have received a letter from Ribble Valley Borough Council advising us of the possible removal of telephone boxes situated within the Ribble Valley.

The telephone box situated within the centre of Newton Village is one of the boxes marked for removal, according to records it has only been used 9 times within a 12 month period and the council has a consultation period on this removal process until 13th November 2019

Please contact Newton Parish Council if you have any comments you would like to make by 8th November. You can also comment on this consultation or make your views known to the Local Planning Authority, please email regeneration@ribblevalley.gov.uk for the attention of Amy Holden, Economic and Community Development Officer, with your comments by Wednesday, 13November 2019.

SLAIDBURN HEALTH CENTRE

It has been announced that the Health Centre has a new service provider. NHS East Lancashire CCG has approved a bid from Bowland Health Ltd whose medical director, Dr Amy Bonner, has been acting as a locum at the surgery.

For further information please follow the link below

http://newtoninbowland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/CCG-Press-Release-PDF.pdf

NIGEL EVANS SURGERIES

Nigel Evans MP is due to visit the Hodder Valley on Saturday 31st August to meet residents. If anyone wishes to meet him the times and places are listed below. Please go and let him know if you have any issues, whether it be on the possible closure of the health centre or anything else

The surgery times are as follows

  • Dunsop Bridge Village Green 10.00 – 10.25am
  • Parkers Arms Newton 10.40 – 11.10am
  • Hark to Bounty Slaidburn 11.20 – 11.50am

SLAIDBURN HEALTH CENTRE

145 people attended a meeting on Wednesday 21st August to discuss the prospects for Slaidburn Health Centre with a clear message for NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS England. If you can’t or won’t #saveslaidburn surgery, will.

The Patients Participation Group are doing whatever they can to stop this happening and are asking as many people as possible to write to various people/organisations to show their feelings.

Tens of thousands of pounds was pledged on the night. With a charitable trust to be set up ASAP.

We need to stand united and fight for this vital local service. Please send an email to saveslaidburn@gmail.com if you would like to join the mailing list” PLEASE VISIT AND LIKE THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE – Save Slaidburn.

Objection letters are available from the shop and Health centre in Slaidburn. It is vital we do what we can to stop this!!!!!!!!!!!

SLAIDBURN HEALTH CENTRE

As the fight continues to try to keep Slaidburn Health Centre open on a long-term basis, a further meeting for Patients is to be held at Slaidburn Village Hall on Wednesday, 21st August, commencing at 7.30pm.  The meeting will provide an update on the attempts to find a replacement for the current service provider, ELMS, as well as discussing possible future actions.

In addition, a letter is available for patients to sign urging the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – the body responsible for obtaining a new supplier of services – to ensure the Practice remains open for as long as necessary until a new provider is found.  A copy of the letter is attached and further copies can be obtained from Slaidburn Health Centre, the shops in Slaidburn and Bolton-by Bowland, the Hark to Bounty and Puddleducks in Dunsop Bridge

http://newtoninbowland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/PPG-letter-August-2019-PDF.pdf


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