Support for campaign to stop Chivenor cuts
SIR - Story: Helicopter campaign to stop Chivenor cuts I strongly support this campaign and call on everyone to demonstrate their steadfast support. It is such a disgrace that this fight, to save such a vital service, has to take place at all! Unfortun
SIR - Story: Helicopter campaign to stop Chivenor cuts
I strongly support this campaign and call on everyone to demonstrate their steadfast support.
It is such a disgrace that this fight, to save such a vital service, has to take place at all!
Unfortunately, it is yet another example of this Government's mismanagement of services and money, not to mention its obvious lack of common sense.
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The dedicated men and women of Chivenor perform an invaluable service for locals and tourists alike - without their prompt 24-hour response many lives WILL be put at risk - half an hour can make the difference between a life saved or a life lost.
What next? Will our Government expect people to wait half an hour for the 999 emergency services?
- 1 Fugitive jailed after car chase between Bideford and Barnstaple
- 2 Hotel restriction in Westward Ho! will not be lifted
- 3 Finance manager jailed for stealing almost £1m from Witheridge company
- 4 Jail for toothache attacker in North Molton
- 5 Man hospitalised after alleyway assault in South Molton
- 6 Bid to make Ilfracombe pier car park long stay rejected
- 7 North Devon fossil hunter's collection goes to auction
- 8 Police seek driver after horse riders injured in Westward Ho! incident
- 9 New Pebbleridge Kitchen arrives on Northam Burrows
- 10 Man wielding knife arrested in Barnstaple park
The mercy dash to the flood victims in Cockermouth by our tireless Chivenor crew, in the early hours of the morning, only goes to prove that Chivenor's life-saving service MUST NOT be cut to 12 hours - disasters don't wait to happen during the day!
I call on everyone to demonstrate their support for the " Save Chivenor" campaign, and to demonstrate to this Government that it has got it very, very wrong - saving money should NEVER be put before saving lives. I think the people of Cumbria would whole-heartedly agree.
Nigel Vidler, Barnstaple.