People flock to support ambulance re-think
August 14, 2012 10:48 PM
Janet Rowe, Michael Mullaney and Denise Wood collecting signatures
On Monday morning several hundred people signed a petition calling for the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to re-think plans to close Hinckley Ambulance Station.
Local health campaigners, Janet Rowe and Denise Wood from the Pensioners Action Group and Cllr Michael Mullaney (Lib Dem, Hinckley Trinity) ran the petition from a stall in Hinckley's Britannia Shopping Centre.
Michael Mullaney said "The response was great. In a few hours hundreds of people had signed up to the call for EMAS to re-think its plans for Hinckley's Ambulance station.
"People were very supportive of Hinckley continuing to have an amubulance station. EMAS are going to have to put a very convincing case if they want to persuade people that closing Hinckley's Ambulance Station is the right thing to do."