Campaigners renew fight against closure
CAMPAIGNERS have vowed to launch a new fight to save Hollins View.
Members of the group Hands off Hollins View, which was formed to fight off an earlier attempt to shut down respite services, said they were ‘saddened and concerned’ with the council’s proposals.
Campaigners were due to meet today (Wednesday) to discuss their next move and are holding a street stall in Market Place on Saturday to gather more signatures on a petition.
Laura Jeuda, ward councillor for Macclesfield South who helped launch the campaign, said: “I’m very sad this has come after carers were assured there would be a review and I’m not convinced there are enough places in the private sector to replace the beds at Hollins View. Carers will be let down and left without support.”
When the council first announced it wanted to close respite care services at Hollins View, residents jumped to action and have continued to hold meetings since the council’s u-turn last December.
Morven Sowerbutts, of the group, said: “Giving people local choice is not a bad thing but the reality is private sector rates are more expensive.
“Hollins View is part of the community and should remain a public service.”