Decision details

References from the Overview and Scrutiny Commission (Agenda Item 14)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Overview and Commission has considered a report from Policy Development and Review Panel 3 held on 16 October 2007 following a visit to the Healthy Living Centre at Thetford (Panel minute 48/07 refers) which highlighted a need for an ambulance turning bay and local signage to the Centre.


That the Norfolk Primary Care Trust be lobbied regarding the need for a turning bay for ambulances and Norfolk County Council to provide highway signage for the Healthy Living Centre, Thetford.

Reasons for the decision:

(1)         There was an urgent need for an ambulance turning bay to ensure that the Centre was being used to its optimum level.  At present, ambulances could not pick-up or drop-off clients as there was no safe access or egress for an ambulance.

(2)         There was a need to provide local signage to the Centre and this needed to be subject to an urgent review as it was not clear to those visiting the Centre where it was situated.  Members were informed that patients were coming in from well outside the district as Papworth Hospital held clinics at the Centre.

Alternative options considered:

To agree or not to agree to the recommendation of the Overview and Scrutiny Commission.

Report author: Elaine Wilkes

Publication date: 21/11/2007

Date of decision: 20/11/2007

Decided at meeting: 20/11/2007 - Cabinet

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