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Representations on Candidate Sites Register - CL0005 - Clydach War Memorial Hospital, Quarr Road, Clydach
OBJECT Mrs Angela Howells
There is proposed building of flats on the current hospital site.
If this goes ahead we will be totally overlooked and will lose all privacy to ourselves and our property.
There are also road safety issues as the road is currently very busy and any more traffic is unacceptable.
We will lose our hospital facilities which are well used and welcomed in this and the surrounding areas.
OBJECT J B Humphreys
Site should be maintained and preserved for its historical value.
N.B. All reference to common land is an automatic objection. Land is protected by statute and in Wales consent is required from the Welsh Ministers at Welsh Assembly Government.
OBJECT Anthony Carroll
Clydach Hospital was paid for and built by the people of Clydach for the people of Clydach. Mr W J Percy Player and his family gave the land which the hospital is built on, free of charge for the purpose of providing the people of Clydach with a hospital. A covenant is in place with regard to the land, that it only be used for the purpose of a hospital. There is a strong following in Clydach that the hospital should remain a hospital. This covenant would make it illegal for the hospital ground to be sold.
OBJECT Gaynor Lewis
It would be very sad to see part of Clydach heritage to be torn down for more housing in the village.
OBJECT Hazel D Grills
I am concerned about the drains and sewerage problems that we have in this area of Clydach.
OBJECT Kerry Griffiths
Blocked drainage and sewage problems on a regular basis.
OBJECT D M B D Discombe
Blocked drains on a regular basis.
OBJECT Beryl Bevan
The land and build of this hospital was given to Clydach as a war memorial in memory of all that lost their lives in 2 wards. It needs to be used for the use of Clydach people why not ask the Clydach residents what they would like it to be used for.
OBJECT Mrs V A Davies
Nearest place for me to get hearing aid batteries, blood tests, even then share to have a taxi, as I have walking problems.
OBJECT Hazel Farr
Clydach Memorial Hospital belongs to the people of Clydach. It's the only place we have to remember the sacrifice our villagers gave to the both wars and the community's hard work in raising funds post war to build this memorial.
It would be a great blow to their memory.
OBJECT David Arthur Phillips
I believe that Clydach Hospital should remain at the current site as it is needed by the people of Clydach. It allows the people to travel less for help than going to Morriston as some can't find their way to Morriston due to health issues. I currently use Clydach Hospital for blood tests and other treatment if required and being close helps me and I believe it lowers the waiting time and staff required in Morriston Hospital by allowing Clydach Hospital to do the treatment locally.
OBJECT Mrs Maria Joy Brammall
This hospital could be used for convalescence.
After being released from hospital.
OBJECT Melanie Payne
If it closes it will be hard to go to Morriston for blood tests and physio as I don't drive.
OBJECT Randall Evans
Clydach Hospital can be more than just a community hospital. But in time can be a medical asset, to Clydach and the surrounding areas.
There will come a time with our aging population that Morriston and Singleton will not be able to cope and thats when Clydach will come into its own.
OBJECT Mrs Mary R John
Clydach Hospital was built as a war memorial with help from the people of Clydach, donating money which was collected by supporters of the plan. I have been a patient for an operation, along with many others, the caring was excellent, it was a great disappointment when the hospital closed. Why build houses? when there is a need for a respite home in Clydach, I have been a patient in Fairwood, Earlsmoor and Gellinudd Hospitals. With Fairwood and Earlsmoor are now closed as well, where are patients going to convalesce?
OBJECT J M Jones
It is deplorable that there will be a loss to Clydach of a building donated by the people of Clydach for the use of residents. Money raised by a great effort by the community.
Added to this is that the building was designated as a war memorial. Still used by the community on November 11th to hold a memorial service.
What of the expense recently spent to renovate the building as a multi-purpose use for the health authority. Surely with the ever increasing demands of the health service more use could be made to relieve Morriston e.g. out-patient facilities.
OBJECT Mrs Gillian Evans
I fell very sad to head once again they are trying to close Clydach Hospital.
There is so much that can be done there - we are crying out for "Respite Care" homes.
I've got happy and sad memories of the hospital, being a church goers we'd have services for the patients on Whit Sunday and Rememberance Sunday which were always enjoyed by all.
The hospital was paid for by the people of Clydach and should be retained as a facility for the community.
OBJECT Mrs M L Morgan
Clydach Hospital was paid for and built by the people of Clydach, as memorial to the dead local soldiers of the Great War. Mr W J Percy Player & his family gave the land which the hospital was built on free of charge for the people of Clydach for the purpose of providing them with a hospital. Mr Player also put a covenant in place that it only be used for a hospital. There is a strong following in Clydach that hospital should remain a hospital. Covenant would make it illegal for grounds to be sold.
OBJECT Mrs June Griffiths
Apart from the fact the memorial hospital is part of our heritage. My concern is the extra pressure on our sewerage system, which is a cause for serious concern, and parking problems and the extra volume of traffic more housing will create.
OBJECT P E & M L Croot
It was built as a hospital by the people of Clydach and therefore should be kept as such.
There are many facilities taking place in said hospital, so people would have to travel further afield to have treatment. Some people are elderly and might be able to travel, if the hospital should close.
OBJECT Mrs J Bradley
Clydach hospital is a memorial hospital, it was built for the people of Clydach who donated money for its upkeep.
OBJECT Mrs E Rees
The hospital was meant for the people of Clydach.
OBJECT Margaret Jones
I think it should be kept for the people of Clydach.
My parents were glad to use the hospital, and most people gave money towards the hospital it should still be used by the people of Clydach.
OBJECT Dorothy Price
This hospital was given for the people of Clydach and kept for that use.
OBJECT Anne Miles
Clydach Hospital is a war memorial hospital. It was built with support and money from the people of Clydach. Many men from Clydach were killed during, peoople lost their husbands, fathers, sone. No way should clydach hospital be pulled down to build houses.
OBJECT Olga Harries
Clydach Hospital is a war memorial hospital, which was built by the support of the people of Clydach. Men were killed and many families were left without their fathers. No way should this hopstial be pulled down to build houses.
OBJECT Pat Richards
I strongly object to the removal of the war memorial hospital it was paid for by the residents of Clydach, Mond Nickel also Percy Player, and should be kept as such.
Why not use it as a rest home for all the wounded soldiers and or many other good uses.
OBJECT Brenda Dewitt
I strongly object to any alteration as it was built as a memorial hospital and local people contributed weekly towards the building and I feel it could still be of good use, to the local community.
OBJECT Yvonne Penrose
I'd like to know what spark thought of this.
I'm sevety three I though the hospital was for the people of Clydach it should never have closed the wards we in Clydach need wards for respite care, my father was a collier and he donated every week towards it. I'm disgusted about the money that was wasted by removing good equipment.
OBJECT Elizabeth Lyndon Walker
Clydach Hospital should be kept as a hospital as it was intended on a convalescent home or be used as it is today.
OBJECT Mrs Estelle Evans
War Memorial Hospital was built for the people of Clydach. Would miss the facility that are available.
OBJECT cllr gordon walker
I strongly object to any major devleopment in and around the Clydach area, until the sewer system in the lower Clydach area is upgraded.
OBJECT Mr PÃ¡raic Maddock
Hospital building and heath services carried out within act as a permanent war memorial to those who died and were injured in the service of their country. Any change in use from servicing the health needs of the wider community will be seen as a desecration of it's original purpose.
The current local infrastructure, roads, parking and sewage in current form will be unable to sustain such a dramatic development.
This would be a massive publicity own-goal for the planning department. You can see the headlines in local and national press.
Find a use in keeping with initial intentions.
OBJECT Mrs E M Dalton
Having lived in Clydach all my life, and being told the history of Clydach Hospital by my parents of how the last generation worked hard to subscribe via their wages to create a hospital and over many years this building has served the community well (even now). So why have the powers that be decided that its now surplus to requirement? - what a load of rubbish.
Please, please don't turn the building into residential property e.g. flats, that will be disastrous.
OBJECT E B Gardiner
I strongly object to the hospital being used for residential purposes.
Clydach War Memorial Hospital was paid for by the people of Clydach and Percy Player. The hospital is a war memorial and should be treated as such. The hospital should remain as it is for use by the community of Clydach.