SCC to consider 6,000-signature petition opposing fire brigade cuts

COUNTY councillors are to consider a petition opposing fire brigade cuts which has been signed by 6,086 people. The petition was started by writer and actor Emma Kennedy, who will speak to... Read more »

Thousands sign petition against cuts to fire service

A PETITION demanding a reversal in cuts to fire brigade cover in Surrey is nearing half the signatures needed to be considered by county councillors. So far, 4,858 people had signed the... Read more »

Actor’s petition against fire cuts sparks local support

MORE than 4,600 people have signed a petition against fire brigade cuts launched by a writer and actor from Chobham. Emma Kennedy joined rock star Brian May in calling on the Surrey... Read more »

Brian May shares fury over fire service cuts as Chobham Common burns

BRIAN May – musician turned astrophysicist – was packing up precious possessions at the height of the wildfire on Sunningdale Golf Course, fearful the flames might spread to his home. The lead... Read more »

Firefighters may face disciplinary action over restructure dissent

FIREFIGHTERS say they are being threatened with being disciplined for resisting a reorganisation which will reduce night-time fire brigade cover in Surrey. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is concerned that 150 of... Read more »

Firefighter goodwill runs dry

SURREY firefighters will be refusing to work overtime from Christmas Eve, in protest at a reorganisation that will cut night-time cover across the county by seven fire engines Members of the Fire... Read more »

Furious firefighters set to vote on industrial action

FIREFIGHTERS are likely to vote on industrial action against a plan that includes one of Woking’s fire engines being unavailable for night-time emergency calls. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is furious at... Read more »

Surrey firefighters’ plea to save fire and rescue service

SURREY’S firefighters say their brigade is “on its knees” through staff shortages which make several fire engines unavailable every day across the county. They are urging people to complain to their county... Read more »