Harlow Tories answer question on future of Osler House site
General / Sat 17th Jul 2021 at 12:33pm
THE HARLOW Conservatives have answered a question on the future plans for the empty Osler House Surgery.
As readers may know, the surgery in Prentice Place was closed in 2018.
The Harlow Alliance Party’s Alan Leverett asked the following question at a recent council meeting.
Alan Leverett to Councillors Dan Swords (Portfolio Holder for Regeneration):
We were informed previously that the Osler House Part of Prentice Place was to be refurbished as a Community Hub. Can the council inform me of what progress has been made and as to when it’s likely to be available for use?
Reply from Councillor Dan Swords (Portfolio Holder for Regeneration):
I want to begin by paying tribute to Cllr Hulcoop who I know has worked extremely hard to ensure the Osler House site is used for the benefit of the community. To that end, I share Mr Leverett’s disappointment that the previous administration did not complete the full plans for the redevelopment of the Prentice Place site and it is particularly upsetting that the promised work has not been carried out on the Osler House site to date – given that the last administration spent 10 painful years attempting to deliver the redevelopment.
However, our new Council is committed to delivering the scheme at the Osler House site which will be of huge benefit to the local community. The Council is in active negotiation at present and thus, I will update Mr Leverett and, of course, the public on that progress very soon.
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I know how about turning it into a GPs surgery to serve the people of Potter Street and the surrounding community, but wait they done that in the 1950s but then decided to flog it off to an American company. After realising they couldn't make a decent profit they shut it down.