Tag Archives: privatisation

Gove’s cuts undermine sport in Surrey and ruins Olympic legacy in county

  “Michael Gove a Surrey MP and Secretary of State for Education has seriously undermined access to sport by young people in his own County,” County Councillor Victor Agarwal told Party workers in Stanwell on Sunday. “By decimating the sports partnership programme which encouraged so many young people into competitive sport he has undermined physical [...]

Sign the petition to stop police privatisation

From Robert Evans, Labour’s candidate for Surrey’s Police Commissioner   The Government wants Surrey Police to sell contracts to the private sector to run vital crime services like crime investigation, forensics, answering 999 calls, providing custody and a wide range of other police activities. This privatisation is being pushed by the Government on ideological and [...]

Surrey Police – private sector involvement on hold

We have previously reported on proposals for private sector companies to take over some of the work done by police officers. We are pleased to say that the proposals are now on hold – but this could be just a temporary halt. The Police Authority has called a pause only to clarify their proposals – [...]

Surrey NHS services privatised

A huge part of Surrey’s NHS have been privatised and will in future be run by Virgin.  Surrey Community Health provide health services in the west of Surrey, plus some county wide services. Community nurses, speech and language therapy, and sexual health services will now be run for profit. But public service union Unison said [...]

Library closures illegal

The High Court has ruled that the Tories running Surrey County Council cannot replace paid and trained librarians with volunteer staff. Surrey Library Action Movement’s Lee Godfrey said “The decision by the council has been ruled unlawful and I now believe that the judge will overturn the closure decision next month.” Read more here -http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/volunteer-libraries-ruled-unlawful-1-3694955 [...]

Labour is with you – the Tories are out of touch

   Labour is with you Labour is changing so that we can make Britain fairer in tough times, We will take tough choices so that – even when there is less money around – we can build responsibility into our economy, stand up for the squeezed middle, and offer a decent chance to the next [...]

Lib Dems – privatising the NHS

Some Liberal Democrats have talked about privatising the NHS for years – they wrote about it in the famous Orange Book. Now Nick Clegg and almost all of his MPs keep voting with David Cameron, supporting the Tory plans to break up the NHS and privatise it. Now one Sunday newspaper has revealed that the [...]

More patients waiting too long in Surrey

Department of Health figures have shown that the number of patients waiting more than 18 weeks for NHS treatment in Surrey has increased by 68% in the 18 months since David Cameron became Prime Minister. The Tories said that scrapping NHS targets and cutting the NHS would not affect patient care but these figures show [...]

NHS Surrey privatising health services

NHS Surrey have agreed to hand over the running of a range of community health services. Assura Medical Ltd will now run community nurses, childrens’ outpatient services, sexual health services, prison services and other services in NW and SW Surrey. The question we ask is – will money be put before patient services? Will profits [...]