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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Objections to drug and alcohol clinic plan for Workington town centre building

Plans for a drug and alcohol clinic in the heart of Workington have been recommended for approval.

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Can someone explain why this is being run by a trust from Manchester and not our own health trust ?

Posted by John on 16 August 2012 at 05:52

why do we throw good money into helping these people,its there own fault,so why help them.this countries to soft.

Posted by robert on 15 August 2012 at 16:29

In the news today - it's been passed, so keep out of town all you nimbys, lest you may become infected with the addict disease.

Does no-one think that these folks might even be a little ashamed of what they are? They will probably wait until very few people are looking before they pretend to walk past but sneak in at the very last moment.

Posted by Too Late Mate on 15 August 2012 at 14:50

In reply to Ians comment the town hall is already rented out to Workington Town Council and the Theory Driving Test Centre. Would it be appropriate for people taking an exam to be disturbed by others?

Posted by Joan on 13 August 2012 at 11:50

derek,i been having a bet for fifty years,but i,ve worked for that money,and also provided for my wife and 3 kids without any of the money that the last gov threw at these people so dont class me with the like of that.makes me laugh when people go on about gambling but the snotty athletics people dont turn their nosesup when its dished out.

Posted by fair play on 12 August 2012 at 19:29

People are in Fear of undesirables, unemployed. scruffy addicts hanging around smoking all day outside a building in the town centre - why?
You have it already its called Wetherspoons

Posted by Bob on 10 August 2012 at 17:06

They have a massive centre like this in Dublin and it really has caused a nightmare on O'Connell street which is the main street in Dublin where all the tourists go. There has been a call for centres to be taken out of the main city due to problems of robbing, drug taking, fighting and the debris and everyone is an agreement with this. Users have to travel into the centre and tend to stay there whereas if the locations were in the outer areas - this would stop all the problems. I think it is a very bad idea to situate such clinics in busy places.

Posted by Jinny Holmes on 9 August 2012 at 14:32

There is an older version of this story dating back to June which has much the same comments:

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/petition-launched-against-proposed-drug-and-alcohol-clinic-1.967685?referrerPath=home/2.1962

In that articles comments, Clive has the right idea, quote:

I think you'll find that people needing this kind of help and attending this kind of facility don't, as a rule, turn up in an inebriated state drinking from a bottle of spirits in a brown paper bag.

I've occasionally seen people going into another facility and they tend to come down neat and tidy and be quiet and polite.

Basically, they don't draw attention to themselves as a "druggie" sterotype.

Posted by Clive on 9 August 2012 at 12:24

At last a victory for compassion and common sense.

Posted by Rosemary Chesters on 9 August 2012 at 11:30

Having been involved with a similar facility and addicts - may I suggest actually volunteering in one of the existing facilities before judging those who attend - you may be suprised just who finds themselves needing the services of such a facility and just how easy it is to get into that situation. It could so easily be you........

Posted by SLP on 9 August 2012 at 06:21

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