LIB DEMS AND TORIES – PUTTING US IN DANGER

LIB DEMS AND TORIES – PUTTING US IN DANGER

  • Closing 11 police stations – Haslemere, Esher, Epsom, Horley, Ripley, Ash, Lingfield, Lightwater, Byfleet, Sunbury and Frimley. Surrey
    Police Authority, with Tory councillors sitting on it, consulted the public in
    May 2010. They asked the public about proposals to close police station front counters and replace them with surgeries in libraries. Only 40% voted in favour, but the police authority decided to proceed anyway.
  • At least 16,000 police officers to go nationally – hundreds in Surrey
  • Courts closing – longer waiting for trials meaning more criminals out on bail and on the streets
  • Prisons closing and sentences being cut – more criminals on the streets
  • Many people don’t realise that county councillors are also members of the Police Authority, that oversees Surrey Police. Surrey county councillors regularly praise Surrey Police, but figures show that Surrey Police
    detection rates are now the second worse in the country – just 21% of crimes are detected (compared to the SE average of 26%). Surrey Police has increased its council tax precept by 342% over the past 10 years. These councillors who are supposed to represent the interests of Surrey residents, keep signing off reports saying that our police force is wonderful, when we actually get poor value for money and low detection rates. It is time for them to stop taking their allowances and then defending the indefensible
  • £2.5m cuts on fire service – lives will be at risk because of cuts. Control centre staff will be cut back, response time targets will be lengthened and fire stations at Guildford, Woking, Epsom, Reigate and Camberley will lose full-time crews.

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