AS a resident in Grays for over 80 years, I have seen many changes, mostly new developments.

The Aveley and Belhus Estate, Stifford Clays Estate, Chadwell Estate, Chafford Hundred and Badgers Dene, Purfleet Estate, Grays Ar-gent Street and Wharf Road, London Road, Grays and West Thurrock, they even took 30 feet of our gardens to help build a pensioners’ complex.

Now they are announcing a further estate at Lakeside, Devonshire Road, Grays, and Stanford-le-Hope.

We have lost beautiful woodland, fields, allotments, football grounds and now a race track.

With all this population increase what do the health bosses do?

Shut down Tilbury Hospital for houses and shut down a major part of Orsett Hospital for more houses. Not satisfied with this they want to close Orsett Hospital completely (more houses?) .I served on active service for this country so now it’s your turn Jackie Doyle-Price, it’s time to stand up and be counted.

We elected you to fight our case, now come forward and save our hospital.