Council to hold public meeting tonight over possible Lincoln Walk-In-Centre closure

The City of Lincoln Council will consider its formal response to a consultation on plans that would see the Lincoln Walk-In-Centre on Monks Road closed for good.

The council’s Community Leadership Scrutiny Committee will discuss the plans at a public meeting on the evening of Tuesday, August 1 at the Alive Church, Newland from 6pm.

Only committee members will be able to ask questions at the meeting, however members of the public have been invited to attend and observe.

The committee will also hear from:

  • Sarah Fletcher – Chief Executive of Health Watch
  • Wesley Shelbourne – Chief Executive of Just Lincolnshire
  • Kudzai Muzangaza – University of Lincoln Student Union President and student petition organiser
  • Dean Graham – Organiser of a public petition on change.org
  • A representative from Lincolnshire Local Medical Committee, representing the views of local GPs

Councillor Bob Bushell, chair of the committee, said previously: “We understand this consultation has already received around 2,000 responses and is obviously of some concern to Lincoln residents.

“We have invited representatives from a number of relevant organisations to speak and answer questions from the committee, so we can make sure we consider the proposals thoroughly and provide a response that best represents the interests of our residents.”

The CCG’s consultation has recently been extended by almost two weeks and will now close on Friday, August 18.

People can find out more and speak to CCG staff at public drop-in sessions held on Wednesday, August 9, between 10am and 1pm, and between 4pm and 7pm, at Abbey Access Centre in Monks Road.

To have your say on the proposals, you can fill in the survey online here.