POLEGATE RETIREMENT HOME UNDER THREAT
TOWER MILL PLACE, Park Croft, Polegate. Local residents are concerned about the recent redevelopment, as the present residents of this council run home will be made homeless. We read about closures of residential homes all over the town, just because they are not making any money for the owners who prefer to put money before care.
Rt Hon Norman Baker MP
Wealden District Council says the place is below standard and in need of modernisation, which means that the residents will have to move to a different wing or move out temporarily or even permanently. Rosemary Battles, whose 85-year-old mother Mary Hughes lives at Tower Mill, started a petition after being given the idea by a local resident who also started one in Wannock.
What about the people, who live there, who having had to give up their previous homes because they are unable to cope, assume they are settled for life with adequate care. The old folk find it distressing to move on elsewhere, and often suffer health problems as a result of moving.
PETITION AGAINST HOUSING SCHEME CLOSURE GAINS STRENGTH
A PETITION against the removal of elderly residents living at a sheltered housing scheme has collected more than 1,000 signatures. Residents signed the request following the news that Tower Mill Place, in Park Croft, Polegate may close.
Cllr Roy Martin
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Support for Tower Mill
Oh how I support Mrs P Davis in her letter regarding Tower Mill, Polegate. The people there do not want the upheaval of moving out. Iím sure the council could update the building in stages, as it does other things. At least with Norman Baker and Roy Martin on hand Iím sure these two good fellows will do all they can to help the tenants of Tower Mill. Good luck to them.
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