Thursday, September 22, 2011

#savecherryorchard : Cherry Orchard Meeting.

It's less than 24 hours until Hampshire County Council decide the fate of an Andover Care Home.

Cherry Orchard on Windsor Road is being threatened with closure and a formal announcement will be made tomorrow.

Campaigners have expressed concerns that a decision has already been made but will be at the meeting to make a final plea and present a petition with over 4,000 signatures opposing the closure.

A 13 week consultation was held after a decision to close the home was announced in May, but Save Cherry Orchard Campaigner Mary Burke - whose father is currently a resident - thinks it's been on the cards for a while: "They haven't updated it, they've left it for a long long while because they knew what they wanted to do with this home, although they deny it they've known for a long long while that this was going to be more