Campaigners took to the streets to fight the closure of a disabled children’s centre.

The Labour Party set up a stall in Watford High Street and collected almost 400 signatures in support of their petition within two hours on Saturday.

The centre which provides care for severely disabled children is currently due to shut on October 31 as the Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are due to cut the £600,000 a year funding for the centre.

This is part of the £45 million the CCG have been asked to find in savings by NHS England.

The petition said: “We the undersigned are calling upon the Watford’s Conservative MP, Richard Harrington, to demand from the Government full funding for Watford’s Health services so as to avoid £45 million cuts to our local NHS and the closure of Nascot Lawn.

“We are also demanding the Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group reverses its decision to close the respite and medical services at Nascot Lawn.

Councillor Asif Khan for North Watford said: “People were queuing up at one stage to sign, such is the strength of support for these children's respite services.

“Our MP Richard Harrington now needs to do his job and lobby for money to avoid these cuts to our local NHS and to save Nascot Lawn.”

The petition to save Nascot Lawn can also be found the Watford Labour Party website.