Thursday, March 04, 2010
New community hospital
There are evidently proposals afoot for a new community hospital in Herston, between Washpond Lane and the Emmanuel Baptist Church. I have only just found out about this, and would welcome input from anyone who knows anything. What does Swanage Hospital think? I am especially concerned that any investment in any development fully integrates all the various ideas that have been floating around — for a community centre, a wet-weather sports/leisure centre, the possible relocation of the Health Centre, the development of a 'conference centre' at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, the possible relocation of the Town Hall and the Tourist Office, and all sorts of other facilities. What mustn't happen is that investment is made in one thing, then people later realise that something else is wanted but it's too late because the money's gone. There's a briefing to councillors on 6th April, so we should know more then. And there's supposed to be (another) consultation on all these proposals in the summer, as part of the so-called 'Core Strategy'. Busy times.