Doctors in Thorney are planning to merge with other practices in Peterborough to form a new city-wide group practice called Octagon.
The merger is planned for July 1 and two patient consultation meetings have been arranged in June.
A spokesman for the new group said that, initially, patients would see little change, but once practices have merged completely they expected to be able to offer better choice of care across the group.
“The patient meetings will allow people the opportunity to ask any questions they might have about the merger, and allow them the opportunity to hear from doctors on what this will mean for patient care.”
The first meeting will take place at Manor Farm Community Centre on Friday, June 8. Doors will open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start and the meeting will run until 8pm. The Community Centre is at 70 High Street, Eye and is directly opposite the Eye Medical Practice.
The second meeting will be at The Allia Future Business Centre on Friday, June 15. Doors will open at 5:30 for a 6pm start and the meeting will run until 7pm. Allia Future is based at Peterborough United FC off London road.
The group also has a website: www.octagonmedicalpractice.co.uk, which contains more information about the surgeries involved and the vision for the new group.
The village badminton club, which meets on Wednesday evenings at the Duke of Bedford School, is keen to recruit a few new members.
The group is a mixture of men and women, various ages and abilities. If you’re interested call Ray Jose on 07952 864 335.
“We are a small group because space is limited,” explained Ray, “but currently we could do with a larger pool of players.
“Over the past six years we have had players aged from teenage to retirement. We generally play doubles and find that we can have enjoyable games with players of mixed abilities.
“It is friendly and sociable rather than highly competitive, although we do have some skilled players. If someone doesn’t have a racquet and wants to try, they will be able to borrow one. The only expense is the cost of the hall, which we divide between whoever attends.”
Richard Brown (pictured) held Eye, Thorney and Newborough ward in yesterday’s local elections, helping the Conservatives to take control of Peterborough City Council.
The council had previously been under no overall control.
The Conservatives held four seats, gained two from Labour and one from UKIP.
Results for Eye, Thorney and Newborough were:
Richard Brown (Conservative) 1,252
Christian Defeo (Labour) 666
Layton Mills (UKIP) 214
Michael Alexander (Green Party) of Wisbech Road, Thorney 105
Callum Robertson (Lib-Dem) 70