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Petition to: abandon plans to cut the Council’s funding of the Surrey Wildlife Trust that will result in the redundancy of all 16 Countryside Rangers in April 2017

This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.

We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to abandon plans to cut the Council’s funding of the Surrey Wildlife Trust that will result in the redundancy of all 16 Countryside Rangers in April 2017. More details

Petition update from the council, 06 March 2017

Dear petition Signers,

This petition has reached enough signatures to be considered at the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning decision meeting.

The meeting will be held at 10:00am on Thursday 23 March 2017 in the Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DN.

The Lead petitioner may speak for three minutes at the meeting, a response will be tabled at the meeting. This is a public meeting so signers can attend to watch the discussion.
If you are unable to attend and would like to watch the proceedings this meeting will also be webcasted on the Surrey County Council website. Please click this link to view the webcast once the meeting has begun. https://surreycc.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcasts

Please click this link to view the agenda which will be available seven days before the meeting - https://mycouncil.surreycc.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=407&MId=5231&Ver=4

Kind regards,

Joss Butler
Committee Assistant

More details from petition creator

The Council’s plan to cut funding under its 50-year agreement with the Surrey Wildlife Trust to zero by 2021 will result in all the jobs of the Trust’s 16 rangers becoming redundant. Few of these very experienced and dedicated staff are going to be re-employed in the much smaller organisation that will replace them. The loss of experience and capacity will be highly detrimental to Surrey’s countryside - the likelihood is that footpaths and bridleways will not be properly maintained; woodlands, downlands and heaths will increasingly be taken over by scrub and invasive plants, and sensitive habitats - heaths, chalk downland and coppiced woodlands (homes to nationally rare and threatened species such as the dormouse) will be lost. If we care about and enjoy the places that make Surrey special, these unnecessary and damaging funding cuts must be reversed. The funding to avoid these job losses is small – less than 15p per head of population – in comparison to the risk of the harm caused

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  • Updated: 29 Apr 2017

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