Thursday, 27 September 2007
Update from Grantham and Stamford
I've been up in Grantham and Stamford quite a bit this week....Spending time meeting local people and listening to their issues.
At Grantham Hospital I spoke to members of staff. It is clear that the uncertainty has had a huge affect on morale. It's a great hospital. I saw where my sister-in-law had her first breast lump removed (she's now clear), where my nephew goes for his ENT appointments, and where the midwives cared for my niece.
As a local councillor I'm used to fighting the government for services in our rapidly growing towns. Grantham is planning to be a growth area. It is utter madness to be building thousands of new homes and then cut our most essential service.