We, the undersigned
petitioners request that the following petition be submitted, if appropriate,
to the appropriate Overview Scrutinising Committee and to be taken into
consideration at the forthcoming Reserved Matters Council Meeting.
As the first petition against building a hospital on Swinemoor Lane and
which contained over 400 Swinemoor residents’ signatures, was lost
by the ERY Council, this second petition is being submitted merely as
a token representation and compiled only as part of the main exercise,
which was to inform the public about a whole range of issues associated
with this hospital development on this site and which included its services,
cost effectiveness and value to the community, which the majority were
actually not aware of.
This petition consists of 150 plus signatures of East Yorkshire residents’
and was compiled over a 5 and a half hour period in Samman Road, Beverley,
Driffield high Street and Hornsea’s high street; this equates to
one signature every 30 seconds and which, we submit, supports the strength
of feeling against the building of this Hospital on Swinemoor lane.
We also submit that if time had allowed, hundreds, probably thousands
more signatures could have been obtained, but the first priority had to
be to ensure that the wishes of the people were taken into account on
this important matter, prior to or during the forthcoming Reserved Matters
While East Yorkshire residents have different reasons for not wanting
this hospital built on this site, (and which we hope to be able to submit
in more detail at the next planning meeting) all signatories agree that
this is the wrong site and the wrong hospital to cater effectively for
hundreds and thousands of East Yorkshire residents and would now like
to see the funds spent on maintaining and improving services at our local
hospitals in Hornsea, Alfred Bean in Driffield and the Westwood in Beverley.
Additionally, as Bridlington Hospital is seemingly strategically best
placed to deal quickly and effectively with accidents and emergencies
occurring in those rural areas of the East Riding to the north of Beverley,
it should be revived and fully updated for this purpose in order to save
lives and support a community, many who would otherwise have to rely on
inadequate public transport to reach a hospital.