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Huge petition to save Care Homes submitted

May 5, 2010 2:04 PM

A petition calling for local Care Homes to be saved has been submitted to Leicestershire County Council.

The petition,was organised by the Pensioners Action Group and Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Michael Mullaney.

Michael Mullaney said "Conservative controlled Leicestershire County Council are threatening to sell or close nearly all the council run Care Homes in the county. This includes The Limes in Hinckley and Harvey House in Barwell.

"The County Council say if they can't sell the homes they will close them. Well they haven't managed to sell them all the times they have tried to in the past.

"Conservative bosses at County Hall are also cutting back on Bus Services, threatening to close Community Centres like Westfield in Hinckley and cutting care services from some pensioners.

"Leicestershire is getting a taste of what life will be like under Tory rule and it's not pleasant."