Protestors to gather tonight

PUBLISHED: 14:01 14 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:34 25 May 2010

ANGRY campaigners are due to wave their placards outside Weston Town Hall today (Thurs).

ANGRY campaigners are due to wave their placards outside Weston Town Hall today (Thurs).

Protestors will hold a demonstration in opposition to losing the promised flagship project at Ebdon Court in Worle.

The staff and carers from the Trenleigh Drive site were planning on campaigning last week, but the full North Somerset Council meeting that was due to follow was postponed until today due to the adverse weather.

The authority's executive decided last month to discontinue proposals for the promised development at the Ebdon Court site.

It also decided to press ahead with looking at the potential closure of Poppyfields residential home for dementia sufferers there and provide alternative accommodation elsewhere in the area.

The facility was threatened with closure before Christmas in 2004, but when the news was met with anger from patients and their families the authority vowed to build a 'flagship development' in its place.

Council leader Nigel Ashton says the decision to drop the £3million project was mainly due to a combination of unexpected costs and possible disruption to those who use the services.

It is proposed that Severn and Birnbeck day centres will remain at the site and that there will be investment in establishing a new technical centre, a centralised community meals facility and a training facility for voluntary and care workers.

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