Campaigners hand over ambulance cuts petition

Campaigners in Cambourne outside the ambulance base; Photo credit: Submitted.

Campaigners in Cambourne outside the ambulance base; Photo credit: Submitted.


Ambulance campaigners have today handed over a petition with 6,500 signatures to the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

The North Norfolk Labour Party campaigners handed it over at a board meeting this morning urging them to rethink plans to cut to the ambulance service in north Norfolk.

The Act On Ambulances campaigners travelled from north Norfolk to Cambourne in Cambridgeshire earlier today and presented the petition to Maria Ball, chairman of the trust, and Hayden Newton, the chief executive.

Maria Ball said they would study comments on the petition because they were “interested to hear what the public thinks”.

Hayden Newton added that he would continue talks with campaigners at their planned meeting in Norwich tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon.

People are still be encouraged to sign the petition online at

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  • they use ambulances too its not like they get special treatment!! lamb voted for the cuts and now is outraged by it !! his tory mates have probably never used the nhs

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    Wednesday, September 26, 2012

  • The NHS always has to be party political because right wing governments want to dismantle it. No doubt they view the users as plebs. Unfortunately the Lib Dems have joined the Conservatives in trashing it. Who else will stand up for the NHS and ambulances if Labour doesn't?

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    Wednesday, September 26, 2012

  • omnishambles, this lot in the Conservative Party aren't right wing. New Labour were further to the right. I reiterate, stop thinking political parties. They've all let ordinary folk down over the last thirty years. They are only interested in buying block vested interest votes. We will not change anything whilst we go on seeing our present set up as a solution

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    Thursday, September 27, 2012

  • Good luck...but do not make this a political party matter. Labour got us into this massive debt, the Coalition seem to be cutting all the wrong things tryb to get us out.. Be your own person and stop thinking these self serving politicians will help. They won't.They are only there to look after their own vested interest groups. What they do is about buying votes for their people, not for the whole country

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    Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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