Everyone at the meeting set about contacting family and friends inviting them to come along – and also making placards – very fast!

So at 10.30am we all met. I gave a brief but hopefully rousing speech and we had our pictures taken.

A coach has already been booked for a really important meeting – the health and wellbeing scrutiny committee on Monday 17 November, which will start at 2pm.

If you want to book a place on the coach send me an email and I will put you in touch with Jackie Taylor, who is kindly organising it.

The health and wellbeing scrutiny committee meeting is the only committee which has a statutory responsibility to scrutinise health services and it will examine the NEW Devon’s clinical commissioning group’s plans at its meeting in November, which will be held at county hall, Exeter.

The consultation is ongoing until 12 December. Please make your views clear to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Copy your consultation responses to the local press at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (Ottery Herald) and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (Pulman’s View From Ottery)

We CAN save Ottery Hospital, but we MUST make our views known clearly and very publicly.