EMAS pledges: We’ve no plan to quit Horncastle

EMAS staff turned out in force to reassure Horncastle Town Councillors.
EMAS staff turned out in force to reassure Horncastle Town Councillors.

EMAS has delivered the strongest possible message about the future of ambulance cover in Horncastle and stressed: “We’re here - and we’re here to stay.”

Concern has been mounting about provision for ambulances in the Horncastle area in recent weeks.

An anonymous letter sent to the Horncastle News and Horncastle Town Council - written by a member of EMAS staff - had fuelled fears about future provision for the service.

But EMAS spokesman Andy Hill, speaking at a Town Council meeting last week, pledged the organisation had no plans to leave the town.

Mr Hill confirmed operations had switched from Mareham Road to a new site on the town’s Boston Road Industrial Estate.

He admitted a previous regime at EMAS had considered plans to pull out of Horncastle.

However, he said EMAS’ current management was “fully committed” to providing a presence in Horncastle.

He said the move from Mareham Road had been instigated because the former premises were out-of-date.

Questioned by councillors, Mr Hill said he believed the site was up for sale for “re-development.’