Agenda

Extraordinary Meeting, Full Council
Thursday, 17 October 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: The Place, Limes Walk, Oakengates, Telford, TF2 6EP

Contact: Deborah Moseley  01952 383215

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded that they must not participate in the discussion or voting on any matter in which they have a disclosable pecuniary interest and should leave the room prior to commencement of that item.

In accordance with the Constitution, five members of the Council submitted a request to the Speaker to arrange an urgent extraordinary public meeting of the Council with the following item of business:

3.

Notice of Motion

(a)        Councillor Shaun Davies will propose the following Motion:-

 

This Council condemns the Health Secretary decision to allow Future Fit to progress. This will have a detrimental impact on residents of Telford and Wrekin and put lives at risk. The decision flies in the face of the evidence and common sense. The decision made by the Secretary of State is simply wrong. At this late stage we call on the government to halt Future Fit.

 

Such moves will mean that Telford will be one of the biggest Towns in the country without a full A&E. The closure of the Consultant led Women and Children Unit flies in the face of clinical evidence.

 

Telford and Wrekin Council has fought this process every step of the way and will continue to fight for the best interests of our residents. This should not be about politics: This Council expects our MPs to support the Council and use every parliamentary means to ensure our Consultant led Women and Children Unit is retained and our A&E is not downgraded.

 

The Motion will be seconded by Councillor Andy Burford.