Public views on future of hospital sought



The Lambert Consultation

Local people are to be asked how they want to see a former Thirsk hospital redeveloped.

Hambleton District Council is buying the Lambert Hospital to save it for the community it served. It closed its doors to patients over three years ago.

Councillors are looking at a range of ideas on how to convert the buildings but will also undertake widespread public consultation to gather local views. That will be kick started by a public meeting next month.

People from across Hambleton are invited to a public meeting at Thirsk Town Hall on 11th February at 6.30pm.

“Securing this vital community asset for the people of Thirsk and Sowerby has been a long term ambition for the district council,” said Council Leader, Councillor Mark Robson.

“Now we want to work with local people to see just what is wanted in the town – we hope people from across Hambleton will come to the public meeting to give us their suggestions on how this important building can continue to serve the local community. Nothing is finalised although we do have some exciting ideas to put forward.”

There is an online consultation form available at and paper forms if preferred available from Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Centre and Thirsk Library from the end of this week. All responses needed by Friday 8th March.