Category Archives: Public Protection

Cllr Sandy Martin Budget amendment speech

This budget is about the money that this Council has to spend and the ways in which it decides to spend it or not spend it. But the important issue is not the money itself but the effect that it has on people’s lives. We are not bringing this amendment because we have a pathological hatred of financial reserves, but because we have a deep-seated hatred of ill health, and poor education, and unsafe situations for children, and freezing homes for elderly people, and the despair that goes with a life where everything seems to be getting worse. And we resent seeing the Council sit on the financial means to deal with those issues, but do less and less each year.
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Concerns over police sickness levels raised

Further concerns about the impact of cuts to frontline services have been raised at a meeting of the Police and Crime panel.

The Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner announced that a further round of front-line service cuts will take place meaning 83 front line officers and 3 PCSOs will be made redundant with a further 38 staff members losing their job.
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Felixstowe Fire Station petition received

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Following the Suffolk County Council consultation on removing all full-time fire-fighters from Felixstowe Fire Station, local activists campaigning against the cuts have presented a petition to Council leaders. They are calling on SCC to cancel their plans.

 1,079 signatures have been collected by local Labour Party members. Members of the public have been queuing up to sign the petition. They are concerned about the serious impact that the cuts to the number of fire-fighters will have on the service the Fire and Rescue Service can provide.
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Felixstowe fire station response time concerns

Following the announcement by Suffolk County Council of a consultation on cutting staffing numbers to zero full-time fire-fighters at Felixstowe Fire Station, Labour councillors are concerned at the impact on the response times and the devastating effect that could have on local residents and businesses.

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