Chickerell will welcome a new school and the other facilities which are part of the proposed Persimmon development, but what we desperately need is a medical centre.

Chickerell has had “town” status for years now due to its ever increasing size and how many towns do not have a medical centre, or at least a surgery bigger than the present very small one that we do have?

(For which we are grateful, I hasten to add).

I seem to remember that the difficulty of recruiting doctors was mentioned at a public meeting some time ago, but was that a “get out” clause?