We are not in it together

After reading about Ormiston headteacher, Mr de Middelaer leaving the Bennerley school campus at a time when the community and its schools need all the help it can get, it sends a shock wave through most of us, as it appears that we are NOT all in this together.

The change that the Tories promised us is fast becoming a slide back to the Victorian age, what with that and the closure of another medical service – the walk-in surgery at the Ilkeston Community Hospital.

It will soon be, ‘If you can afford to pay for health care and education, you’d better get your cheque book out,’ ‘cos you’re gonna need it.

Cllr John Booth

Cotmanhay councillor