THERE is strength in numbers, so the saying goes, and three groups of campaigners have united to put that to the test. The pressure groups say they have joined forces to try to keep Newark’s compassionate heart beating.
While the groups have separate goals, each supports the other’s aims and objectives and they have agreed to work together under the Sign Up For Newark banner.
They are petitioning for Newark Orchard School to be rebuilt; for Woods Court care home to be saved from closure; and for Newark Hospital’s share of the Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust PFI debt to be paid off and the hospital’s services upgraded.
Each hopes to collect 10,000 signatures at which point they would be able to secure a meeting with Government ministers and officials where they could put their case.