Dunmow’s deputy mayor wants residents to have their say on health needs

Deputy mayor Barrie Easter.

Deputy mayor Barrie Easter. - Credit: Archant

Great Dunmow’s deputy mayor is asking residents what health provisions are needed in the town, before he urges Uttlesford District Council to take action.

Councillor Barrie Easter, a member of the Patient Participation Group (PPG) at Angel Lane Surgery, believes the current facilities in the town are not going to cope with the increasing population and has stressed the need for a small hospital with a walk-in centre to be built.

But before he takes the idea any further, he wants to hear from residents to see if they agree, and if not, what they would like instead.

Cllr Easter said: “I have always been on the council to do what is best for the community, not for myself. We do need more health provision in Dunmow, the current surgeries are coping at the moment but they will not cope forever.

“But I do not want to pursue this idea if it is not what the residents feel is needed. Once we know what they want we can shake up Uttlesford into providing something in the near future.”

What do you think is needed in Dunmow? A hospital with a walk-in centre, a hospital with an A&E, another doctors’ surgery or a health centre? Send your views to either emma.hardwick@archant.co.uk or write to Dunmow Broadcast, 54 High Street, Saffron Walden, CB10 1EE. Alternatively readers can visit our website, dunmowbroadcast.co.uk, and vote on our poll.