Protest against cuts to adult social care & the closure of Cherry Orchard

Andover Labour Party activists joined Andover TUC and trade unionists, members of the community and students in Winchester to protest against Hampshire County Council’s cuts to adult social care and the planned closure of Cherry Orchard elderly people’s home, which will affect some of the most vulnerable in the county, and comes on top of already massive cuts to children’s services and to youth services.

The demonstration, organised by UNISON, met with supportive horn-beeps from passing bus and car drivers, and cries from the demonstrators of: “No ifs, no buts, no public service cuts.”

Banners and placards carried by over 50 people gave councillors, arriving to cut over £24 million from adult services, the chance to see the strength of feeling in communities across Hampshire.

You can see a short video clip of the protest by following the link to YouTube.

See also: Andover TUC’s website, Andover Sound’s reports of May 12, 2011 and May 15, 2011.

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Pics: ©Sarah Evans M: 07941 227757
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About Sarah Evans

Community campaigner, working mum, Labour Party activist, chair of Hampshire Labour Representation Committee (LRC) and LRC national committee member.
This entry was posted in Andover Trade Union Council, Cherry Orchard Elderly People's Home, Defend jobs and public services, UNISON and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Protest against cuts to adult social care & the closure of Cherry Orchard

  1. Pingback: Noisy protest says no to cuts to adult social care in Hampshire | hampshirelrc

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