North Somerset Council will meet on 21st February at the Town Hall in Weston super Mare to approve their budget for the forthcoming year, including cuts to Social Care and other essential services. At the same meeting opposition councillors are proposing a motion which asks the council to oppose the local NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan – a 5 year plan to cut millions of pounds from local NHS services, including potential cuts to Weston Hospital’s A&E department. A similar motion has been voted on recently by Bristol City Council.
Both Weston and North Somerset Labour parties will be demonstrating at the meeting, as will members of Protect our NHS North Somerset. We need as many UNISON members there as possible – we all have an interest in protecting our local Health & Social Care services.
Please come to the Town hall in Weston super Mare at 5.30 pm on 21st February to greet councillors as they arrive for the meeting. UNISON will have plenty of placards available, or feel free to bring your own.