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Save Cheshunts Urgent Care Centre

Re:- Public Meeting on Thursday 17th March 2011 (6.00-7.00pm) at Wolsey Hall, Cheshunt - “Save Cheshunt’s Urgent Care Centre” Many of my constituents will be aware that the Cheshunt Urgent Care Centre has been an enormous success since its launch in October 2009. It provides all of us with a valuable local service that recognises the health needs of both Cheshunt and the surrounding area. Indeed, at times last year, over 700 people a week were using the facility, a resounding vindication of its popularity. Despite the above, we recently learned that it is the intention of the Primary Care Trust to significantly scale back services that are available at the UCC to such a degree that its future viability will be called into question. If the PCT has its way, we will see the removal of all doctor-led services, and all we will be left with will be basic treatment for cuts and bruises. The PCT Board will be publishing a report at the end of the month outlining its proposals to replace our UCC. Therefore, time is of the essence. As your Member of Parliament, I am asking you to join me in opposition to the PCT’s recommendations. We need to make the case for Cheshunt retaining a fully functioning UCC that offers a viable alternative to the Accident & Emergency services based at other hospitals serving the Borough but located in geographically distant or hard to access locations. In view of this, I have organised a public meeting on Thursday 17th March 2011 (6.00-7.00pm), at Wolsey Hall (Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9AA). I hope you will be able to attend in order to demonstrate your support and make your views known. Yours sincerely, Charles Walker MP

"Liberator" Memorial

Cheshunt to recognise WWII airmen
A memorial service to dedicate the new memorial at St Mary's School Lieutenant Ellis Way, Cheshunt on the 22nd January 2011 at 11.00am.
Lt Ellis was the pilot of a B-24 that came down with engine trouble on the 12th of August 1944, all of the crew perished in the crash not far from where the new school has been built. It was rumoured that it was originally in collision with a 389th B-17 from Nuthampstead but this was found to be untrue.

Broxbourne launches new website

Thank you for your support at the last election. Because of you, David Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister in 13 years and the Government’s plans to build a strong economy and a big society are in full swing. Now, to help us communicate with you, we've launched this new local website.