Petition plea to save St Michael’s Day Centre

15:33 14 May 2014

Councillor Sharon Pavey handing over a petition to save St Michael's Day Centre to the leader of Devon County Council, Councillor John Hart. Photo by Kate Jones.

Councillor Sharon Pavey handing over a petition to save St Michael's Day Centre to the leader of Devon County Council, Councillor John Hart. Photo by Kate Jones.

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A petition with more than 1,300 signatures calling for St Michael’s Day Centre in Honiton to be saved from the threat of closure has been handed over to the leader of Devon County Council.

The petition, which was launched by the East Devon Green Party, was given to county council leader, Councillor John Hart, last week, by Honiton councillor Sharon Pavey.

Local councillor and Green Party member Sharon Pavey, who initiated the petition, said: “Thank you to everyone who signed the petition asking for St Michael’s to be kept open. We are completely in the dark as to what is happening behind the scenes right now or what may have already have been decided.

“The cuts are having and will continue to have a devastating effect on so many lives and we must all do what we can to show that we do not think it’s acceptable to target the most vulnerable in our community in this way.”

The proposed closure of the centre has been put forward by the county council as part of a review into its day care services. DCC proposed to reduce its 35 day centres to nine, merging six day services into three centres, and using private sector provision in place of 26 centres. St Michael’s Day Centre provides a range of social activities for older people aged over 65 and respite care.

The total signatures collected were 1,362 - combining paper and online petitions.

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