In just a week, my constituent Alison Livesey has collected over 4,300 signatures on her online petition calling on the West Midlands ambulance service to abandon its proposals to remove the Rugby Community Ambulance Station. Such a large number of signatures in such a short space of time is a clear demonstration of the depth of local feeling over these proposals.
The petition states:
The petition of residents of the constituency of Rugby,
Declares that the last remaining Community Ambulance Station in the town of Rugby is essential for ensuring the safety of local residents;
and further that West Midlands Ambulance Service’s intention to close it puts the health and welfare of Rugby residents at risk.
The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to work with the West Midlands Ambulance Service to abandon the proposals to close the Community Ambulance Station in Rugby and to ensure that the residents of the town continue to receive the level of emergency healthcare which they demand and deserve.
And the petitioners remain, etc.