People air views on health base scheme in Reydon

A PUBLIC meeting to encourage people living in Southwold and Reydon to give their views on proposals for a new healthy living centre was held last night (Thursday, January 5).

The meeting, organised by NHS Norfolk and Waveney in conjunction with the Southwold and Reydon Society, took place at St Edmunds Church Hall in Southwold last night - contrary to the report in today's Journal, for which we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Locals had the chance to find out more about proposals to create the healthy living centre on a 2.4-acre site on the former Eversley School playing field, off Wangford Road, Reydon.

Subject to confirmation of further funding, the centre will be developed to replace the overcrowded Southwold Surgery and provide facilities for community services.

The meeting launched a 12-week public engagement programme, during which the local community will be able to offer feedback on the proposals which are due for completion in 2013/14.

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Natalie Williams, a senior communications and engagement manager with NHS Norfolk and Waveney, said: 'We'll be offering plenty of further opportunities over the coming 12 weeks for people to share their opinions and help shape plans for the future healthcare in the Southwold and Reydon area.'

The meeting was chaired by Dr John Stewart, chairman of the Southwold and Reydon Society. Panel members included Andrew Morgan, chief executive of NHS Norfolk and Waveney, and Sean Perry, capital estates project manager.

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Dr Andrew Eastaugh of Southwold Surgery and Jeremy O'Rourke, of LSI Architects, were also in attendance, as well as HealthEast representatives Dr John Stammers, chairman, and Kate Gill, director of operations.

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