LETTER: Important role

I know that many residents will greet the news that NHS Sussex has decided to retain Northgate Surgery on its existing site with considerable relief, I certainly do. GP surgeries play an important role in their community and will be increasingly key to providing healthcare on a local level over coming years.

Councillors and residents have worked across both party and ward lines to make the case for continued provision in Northgate and I am very grateful for the support which has helped us to ensure that the medical needs of the local community can continue to be met within the ward.

Cllr Peter Lamb (Lab, Northgate ) Crawley Borough Council