IT has been revealed that the future of the Walk In Centre at the railway station will be decided by December.

There is strong opposition to plans to close it and Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell has expressed her concern.

Now the NHS East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) says its final plan will be voted on in December.

The CCG said: “NHS East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) would like to thank everyone who took part in the public consultation about the future of Eastbourne Station Health Centre.

“The consultation originally began on 3 February 2020 and was scheduled to finish on 30 April 2020 but was paused after eight weeks due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in line with government guidance and to ensure the health and safety of the public and CCG staff.

“After careful consideration, the governing body of East Sussex CCG endorsed the restart of the consultation at its virtual public meeting on 29 July, and the second phase of the consultation ran from 3 August to 14 September.

“All the responses from both phases will now be carefully analysed by Opinion Research Services Ltd (ORS), the social research organisation employed by the CCG to manage the consultation feedback and to faithfully report the outcomes.

“ORS will then produce a comprehensive, independent report of the findings for the CCG to consider before any decisions are made.

“The report will be published on the CCG’s website and people can also request a copy to be sent to them.

“Everything that local people and organisations have told us will be taken into account and will inform the decisions we take about the future of Eastbourne Station Health Centre.

“NHS East Sussex CCG will take its final proposals to the following public (virtual) meetings: