Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Parish poll to take place on Torrington Hospital bed closures

09:39 10 March 2014

Torrington Hospital

Torrington Hospital

Archant

Updated: Town Council to fund £2,000 referendum in the town over hopsital inpatient bed closures.

TORRINGTON Town Council has agreed to fund a parish poll in response to the closure of the inpatient beds in the community hospital.

The proposal was put forward by the Save Torrington’s Irreplaceable Torrington Cottage Hospital (STITCH) group.

Margaret Brown, chairman of STITCH, said the town council would fund the £2,000 parish poll which will take place on Wednesday, April 9.

“The cost works out at less than a loaf of bread per household, which considering the importance of keeping the beds open is not a lot,” she said.

“There will be no postal votes, people will just turn up on the day and vote.

“We hope hundreds of people will come out support their hospital because it is vital that those beds are opened permanently.”

The poll will take place between 4pm and 9pm at Great Torrington School and Torrington Methodist Church.

STITCH members will be on hand on the day of the poll to provide lifts to those who would struggle to make it to the polling station.

The date of the poll is still to be determined and will be announced shortly.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 16:34
Barnstaple Pets at Home store manager Caris Waitimas and her colleague Steph Melluish with Garry Moore of Devon and Somerset Fire and Resue Service at the handover of the Smokey Paws breathing equipment.
 Picture: Tony Charnock

It is hoped charitable scheme will help save more pets lives

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00
Exquisite Barricane Beach

If you love the beach but can’t stand the summer crowds, check out our guide and head off the beaten track to seven of North Devon’s lesser-known beaches. #LocalsRule

Read more
Yesterday, 13:05
Freezer. Picture: Thinkstock

North Devon Council are asking residents to think about their food waste ahead of Food Safety Week next week.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:46
Chris Grant has restored the mini of former driving instructor John Baglow

The 1997 mini and former car for learner drivers has been given a full restoration by a close friend of the previous owner.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:22
The WASPI demonstrators in London. Picture: Sandra Broadbent

WASPI campaigners follow in the footsteps of the Suffragettes

Read more
Yesterday, 11:15
North Devon Coastwise members carrying out a beach survey

A new Coastal Creatures project has won a £49,500 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:51
Filleigh Village Hall is aiming at expansion

Fundraising under way to make new room a reality

Read more
Yesterday, 08:00
Woolacombe Bay general manager Lauren Church, assistant manager Chris Millgate and marketing manager Linda Brothers outside the new entertainment complex. Picture: Andy Keeble

Super new facilities provide huge boost for local tourism industry

Read more
Wed, 17:00
Barnstaple Pannier Market will be the scene of Easter festivities again this year

Report says anti-social activity at historic market hall has intensified over the last few years, reaching ‘unprecedented’ levels.

Read more
Wed, 15:47
The North Devon Link Road.

Diversions in place while resurfacing work is completed

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications