It appears that there is likely to be a lobby of angry residents at the next Spelthorne Local Committee. This Committee is made up of Spelthorne Borough councillors and County Councillors.
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The residents are angry about the overall response (or lack of) to the flooding crisis, including the planned cuts in services. Spelthorne's Council Leader was actually filmed on youtube saying 'if people choose to live by the river that's their choice'!
Originally this committee voted unanimously to oppose the County Council plans to half the fire safety cover in the borough but the Tories have since reneged and are now supporting the 'Option 5' of closing both Staines and Sunbury fire stations and replacing them with a single station with one full time permanent crew and one on-call crew.
Our petition is now over 1,200 and calls on the County Council to rethink its plans in the aftermath of the terrible flooding.
PLEASE CAN YOU MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO GET ALONG TO THIS VITAL COMMITTEE MEETING TO VOICE YOUR ANGER AT THESE CUTS.
Please let us know if you can come.