A Cancer Screening Service Unit will be allowed to park in the Community Way car park in Croxley Green in August after one person objected to the proposal.
TRDC leader Sara Bedford confirmed the news after gauging public opinion on social media and receiving nearly 400 comments from villagers outraged that somebody didn’t want to see the vital lifesaving service come to the village.
Several comments on the Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Croxley Green and Villages Facebook Community Group were from people who shared stories of breast cancer diagnosis, remission and loss.
Sharon Taylor summed up the position of many of those who commented.
She wrote: “One person defending the objection and everyone else is shocked to the core & irate that such an objection would be made. Breast Screening van should be allowed to stay & is very much wanted in its current location.”
Phil Cull said he also couldn’t understand the objections.
He wrote: “Ideal central location. Assuming it does park there hopefully this publicity will ensure it is well used and helps save many lives. This person’s attitude takes selfishness and nimbyism to a new low. As a comparison what would this person do if neighbours had extensions built? All those builders’ trucks parked along the road for a couple of months.”
The car park will serve as a base for the unit while they carry out the routine mammogram screening of local women.
The objection said the unit would take up too many car parking spaces and should be refused permission.
Cllr Bedford confirmed that permission has been granted for the Breast Cancer Screening Unit to use the car park.
She posted: “The use has been agreed in principle with the exact dates to be agreed. As part of the agreement, the council has requested that the vehicle stay on site for no longer than necessary once the screening has been completed, as in previous years there has been a period of overstaying of an unused vehicle. This is a vital, lifesaving facility and Three Rivers are pleased to support wherever possible.”