Stroud Town Council extends its sympathy to the staff and residents of Southfield and Wyatt House and their relatives, following the decision by Gloucestershire County Council to close their homes.
Last month the Town Council wrote to Cllr Roger Wilson, the Cabinet Member responsible objecting to the closures and asking to meet with him to discuss the issues.
In the letter the Town Council stated: “We have significant concerns about the process Gloucestershire County Council is following, including the lack of time available to consider the proposals, and the impact of the closure on residents at both properties.
“Although the consultation states that residents have the option of staying in “Stroud”, this means the district and not the town.
“We understand that only 21 rooms are available within a six-mile radius of Stroud, so residents will be forced out of the area they know, causing hardship to family members supporting their relatives, putting extra pressure on care staff and causing an environmental impact through visitors having to travel further.”
The Town Council has not received a response to the letter sent to Cllr Wilson on July 19.