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Protest march for Sampson Court

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Campaigners determined to stop the threatened closure of Sampson Court are taking their protest to the streets of Deal.

Banners and boards are expected to be waved along the march route, starting at Deal Castle and heading towards the town hall.

The event on Saturday, October 30, will be the final action before November 1, when the county council's public consultation into its proposals ends.

Campaigners have attended the KCC's full council meeting when the future of the care home in Mongeham Road, was discussed.

Carole Hubble, from Deal, a member of the Friends of Sampson Court, questioned the validity of the consultation citing minimal feedback from the county council and described the threatened closure as "a potentially disastrous proposition."

She argued that Sampson Court was fit for purpose, serving the needs of its residents with high quality care.

Mrs Hubble challenged the assumption that the private sector was capable of dealing with the problems which the closure would create and stressed that even then the quality of care would be diminished.

* For full story buy the East Kent Mercury. There is still time to sign the Save Sampson Court petition at the Mercury office, 13 Queen Street, Deal.

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