Colyford hall packed for Seaton Hospital bed closure protest meeting

County councillor Claire Wright addresses the meeting

COLYFORD Memorial Hall was packed for East Devon Alliance’s (EDA) public meeting today (Saturday) to fight the decision to close hospital beds in Seaton and elsewhere in East Devon.

Independent county councillor Claire Wright was the invited guest speaker, the stage also featuring EDA leader Dr Cathy Gardner and EDA county council candidates Paul Arnott, Martin Shaw and Paul Hayward.

In short, it was decided to put pressure on town and parish councils, and East Devon District Council to oppose the decision by NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group.

The possibility of seeking judicial review/s was discussed.

An action plan will be finalised in about two weeks’ time when it is known where town and parish councils, and other interested parties stand.

Chief Reporter | Started his working life on a farm before becoming a screen printer, both in Sweden. Had another career change and turned to journalism in the mid1990s. Enjoyed an internship with Alexandria Gazette Packet, Va, USA, before moving to the UK. Got a job with The Clarion in Yeovil in 1998, but moved to Axminster in 2006 and has worked on the East Devon beat since.