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Hospital bed campaigners to hold protest march in Shipston this Saturday

PEOPLE are being asked to come dressed as badgers when they take part in a protest in Shipston on Saturday (5th August).

The idea is to highlight the fact that they’re campaigning against the decision by NHS bosses to replace the Ellen Badger Hospital in the town with a facility that has no beds.

Such is the emphasis on the name of the old Victorian building that prizes are being offered to those with the best badger outfits.

Shipston Ellen Badger campaign logo
Shipston Ellen Badger campaign logo

The proposal to deprive the town of its community hospital has caused uproar in and around Shipston.

Yesterday (Wednesday) Stratford district councillor Dave Passingham (Green, Shipston South), told the Herald: “They will just be having a clinic with nurses in this £10 million replacement building. They could have created a clinic by refurbishing a couple of rooms in the Ellen Badger building and spent the £10 million on providing more nurses.”

Saturday’s demonstration will start from the White Bear at 10.30 a.m. and proceed to the site of the Ellen Badger Hospital.

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