Members of the public in North Somerset, the pressure group North Somerset Protect our NHS, Weston Labour Party, North Somerset Green Party, The Trades Council for North Somerset and Health Service unions have joined forces to fight the decision taken by Weston General’s managers to close its Emergency Department overnight.

Protests will continue with late night vigils and public meetings in Weston being held to focus attention on this decision, to monitor the effect on North Somerset’s population and to debate the alternatives.