Ludlow Labour members will be turning out tomorrow morning to support the biggest demo in the town in a decade. Ludlow is expected to come to a standstill on Saturday 3 December for a march and demonstration in support of Ludlow Maternity Unit.
Traffic will be brought to a standstill when banner-waving marchers make their way from the cannon outside Ludlow Castle to the hospital.
Christmas shoppers are likely to be affected by the protest that starts at 12noon.
The march has been organised by Ludlow mums Sarah Meek and Alison Hiles who fear for the future of the maternity unit that was closed for a week earlier in the autumn.
This followed problems with the building although the unit was rapidly reopened in a ward of Ludlow Hospital that was mothballed last year.
Despite the rapid reinstatement of the service and reassurances given at a recent public meeting of the Ludlow Health Forum there are real fears for the long-term future of the maternity unit in Ludlow.
The concern is that health chiefs, faced with finding savings of £1.5 million on maternity services in Shropshire, have the Ludlow unit in their sights. This must not happen! Do join the march on Saturday, 11.30 for 12 noon by The Cannon in Castle Square!