VICTORY! – THE MEETING IS BACK ON
Here’s what we said: THANET COUNCIL CANCELS MEETING … PROTEST GOES AHEAD!
Campaigners Save Our NHS in Kent (SONIK) are also angered at this sudden cancellation. SONIK Chair Jon Flaig explained “We had been given 3 minutes to speak at this full council meeting about the fight for QEQM’s stroke unit, and we have a demonstration planned outside on the council steps. We have some very important warnings about the hospital that we want to express in person to councillors, and we hoped to ask them to act promptly. We are stunned that Cllr Savage claims there’s a lack of items on the agenda.”
Mr Flaig continued “We are absolutely still going to have the protest on September 5th, and we will ensure that we are allowed to communicate our urgent message to councillors one way or another.”
Carly Jeffrey of SONIK, who received the email today explaining that the meeting had been cancelled said “Claiming there is nothing on the agenda is bizarre. I have asked for an explanation from Nicholas Hughes, Committee Services Manager, who emailed me to tell me about the cancellation of the meeting and the postponement of our address to councillors until October. In his email to me, no reason was given for the cancellation, but I have seen the reason given in the Isle of Thanet News. To Thanet residents, the future of our hospital is crucially important – the explanation given by councillor Savage suggests that key members of the council leadership do not agree.”
Thanks to all the donators, the art creators, the demonstrators, the agitators … the funds are in to back the claimant’s case for a Judicial Review!