Petition to: agree that it will not allow any future badger cull to take place on any of its land and will do everything within its powers to prevent the culling of badgers within the Surrey area.

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

We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to agree that it will not allow any future badger cull to take place on any of its land and will do everything within its powers to prevent the culling of badgers within the Surrey area. More details

Petition update 2 from the council, 13 February 2014

The Cabinet Member for Transport, Highways and Environment considered this petition at his decision making meeting on Wednesday 12 February 2014.

The Cabinet Member agreed the response below to the issues raised in the petition. It was noted that badger culling was not taking place in Surrey, that the government culling trial in the South West had been halted pending review and that future proposals were thought unlikely to include Surrey.

The Cabinet Member agreed that he would arrange for a discussion by the full Council should a proposal for badger culling in Surrey be received in the future.

"Bovine TB is a serious problem for farmers with over 28,000 cattle slaughtered in England last year.

Government policy has been to trial the use of culling and vaccination in the worst affected areas to try and prevent further spread and eradicate the disease.

Culling is one part of a wider approach to tackle the disease which already includes tougher movement controls for cattle, better biosecurity on farms and work to develop effective and useable cattle and badger vaccines. The target is to eradicate the disease in England within 25 years.

The Government are currently reviewing the impact of the current Badger Culling Trial in the South West, using an Independent Panel of Experts. The Panel will review the safety, effectiveness and humaneness of controlled shooting.

The findings of the Panel are expected to report to the Minister in the spring 2014. DEFRA are also due to publish responses to the consultation on a draft "Strategy for
Achieving Officially bovine TB Status for England" together with the complementary report of the Citizen Dialogue which included stakeholder workshops, public workshops and public online engagement.

These reports will inform any future Government decision on any wider roll out of badger control in those parts of England most severely affected by the disease.

This is extremely unlikely to include Surrey as incidence is thankfully very low in Surrey compared to elsewhere. Surrey has one of the lowest incidence of this disease nationally and there are no current proposals to carry out any cull of badgers in the county.

In the circumstances the views expressed in the petition are noted and will be taken into account should there be any need for the council to respond to any future culling proposals. However if the Council does need to consider such a response it is important that it considers all the evidence and the views of all interested parties, including residents and businesses affected by any such decision. It would be wrong make such a decision when the evidence is not yet available, and when in any event there are no proposals to extend culling to Surrey in the foreseeable future."

Petition update 1 from the council, 30 January 2014

This petition will be considered by the Cabinet Member for Transport, Highways and Environment at his next decision making meeting on Wednesday 12 February 2014. The meeting will be held at 12pm at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston and is open for the public to attend.

Further details on the Cabinet Member meetings (including any meeting papers once they have been published one week prior to the meeting) are available at www.surreycc.gov.uk/committeepapers

More details from petition creator

The current culling of badgers in Somerset is not only a hit or miss affair, it's leading to farmers taking action in inhumane ways. The scientists have admitted that badger culling will not solve the problem, as badgers are territorial and will move in to other setts, if they are made vacant by the cull. This will effectively serve to spread bovine Tb, not prevent it. Many fit, healthy badgers are being randomly killed, whilst other ill animals are left in situ. There is no logic to this cull... We, the under-signed, want SCC to know that we want no part in this slaughter.

Current signatories

Because there are so many signatories, only the most recent 500 are shown on this page.

  • Chrissie Eggleton
  • Jacqueline Eyres
  • Jane Bew
  • Robyn Shelley
  • Andrew Fowler
  • Annalie hart
  • Grahame Todd
  • Dawn Light
  • Janita Simpson
  • Christine Phayre
  • mark chitty
  • Gill Courtnell
  • John Bastone
  • Paul Fearn
  • Joanne King
  • Linda Buckell
  • David Micklethwaite
  • Jean bailey
  • Julia Dallosso
  • Nj Harris
  • Jane Duffy
  • Robin Whelan
  • Alison Fawcett
  • Elizabeth Smith
  • Kim Gibson
  • Abigail Aldridge
  • Ross Thornton
  • Margaret Hawkins
  • Sarah Sutherland
  • V Pontin
  • Russ Nash
  • Barbara jones
  • Naomi Jones
  • Helena Hilliard
  • Annette Millard
  • Mary Constantinou
  • Clair Read
  • Kelly Vidal
  • Kay Sullivan
  • John Callaghan
  • Samantha Bickford-Sawkings
  • Robert Riggs
  • Betina Løvbeck Jensen
  • Emma Clark
  • Kathryn Graves
  • libby routh
  • Nigel West
  • Pauline Connolly
  • Mike wheeldon
  • Sandria Bridger
  • Adrian Walls
  • Janice Dodge
  • Diane Huddle
  • chris pontin
  • Jim Smith-Wright
  • KAY GADD
  • Rio Payne
  • Eleanor Stoneham
  • Joyce Kirkpatrick
  • Sue Hathaway
  • Marcelle Stubbs
  • Jacki Oliphant
  • Sandra Curtin
  • Colin Bent
  • Arminda Morán
  • Hazel Weston
  • Judith Aldrich
  • nevile east
  • Arabella Bramley
  • Evone mccallion
  • Kathy Grant
  • Tena willis
  • nick algar
  • Marusa Ojstersek
  • Susan Stewart
  • Jane Chitty
  • Victor Russell
  • Nicola Glen
  • Annabella Fairley
  • Michael Dawson
  • Mark Lawn
  • Sarah Wakeford
  • David Allonby
  • Neil Callingham
  • Barbara Barrington
  • Carmen Dutton
  • Deanna Singh
  • Vanessa Morris
  • June Rosemary Green
  • Judith Vaughan
  • Barbara Smith
  • Sarah Antaw
  • Adam Coombs
  • Gillian Kilroy
  • Clare Pomery
  • Mr.G.Spittle
  • Lorraine Platt
  • chris Platt
  • Charlotte Huggins
  • Jacqueline McShee
  • Mary Foryszewski
  • Barbara Wyatt
  • Stephen Reel
  • Janice Lock
  • Mike Cookson-Taylor
  • Terry Gardener
  • Rebecca Bird
  • Sue Brierley
  • Robert Carter
  • Tracy Waring
  • F Storey
  • Carol Cooper
  • Nicola Clarke
  • Sonia Talman
  • Lynda Bowwerman
  • stephen honeyball
  • Tina Dale
  • john zetter
  • Astrid Bowers
  • David Sheen
  • mary hiles
  • Varry mccullough
  • Drummond Richardson
  • Kate Gardener
  • pauline mendoza
  • Sam Peters
  • Susan Barnes
  • Paul Mitchelmore
  • Jennifer Higgins
  • Michaela Banks
  • Dave Burges
  • ryan spier
  • James Smith
  • Terry Gallon
  • anne charlesworth
  • Gabor Szetey
  • L Chandran
  • sue mclucas
  • Conchita Ashton
  • Sally Hammond
  • Lucy Evans
  • Bridget Close
  • Jan Wildman
  • Josie Parr
  • Jon Teunon
  • Kevin Young
  • Jo Wall
  • ida alwin
  • valerie giles
  • Christopher George Baverstock
  • Terina Notz
  • Peter Radcliffe
  • Claire Collins
  • Susan Leftwich
  • Sue Price
  • lynn chantrey
  • Yvonne Burnett
  • Claire QUIVIGER
  • Carol Craig
  • stuart appleby
  • Ann Pomery
  • Jan Bastow
  • Alan Daniels
  • Juliet Pratt
  • Elisabeth Thompson
  • Diane Bray
  • Ryan Nicholls
  • Carol Cook
  • sharon wright
  • Rhys Abbott
  • David Powell
  • Liz Willows
  • Amy Ryan
  • Celia Kingsley
  • Annabelle South
  • Glen maddison
  • Richard Seargent
  • Peter Green
  • Nicholas Scales
  • Laura Pomery
  • Lee Dingain
  • David Baker
  • Shaun Carter
  • Murdo ross
  • Craig Hollingsworth
  • Petra Jones
  • Rebecca Gracey
  • Jo Collins
  • steve wright
  • Daniel Thornton
  • Jo Collins
  • Chris noonan
  • Sarah Argrave
  • Lorna bedford
  • Jayne Hammond-smith
  • Joyce Armin
  • Abbie Elsey
  • Rachel Locke
  • Caroline Bradby
  • Astrud Wildschut
  • Daniel Hill
  • SARA JOHNSTON
  • Marion Fry
  • Sharon Johnson
  • Melanie Dymond Harper
  • Rosemary Kemmenoe
  • Caroline Bray
  • Pamela Lawton
  • Janet Burnell
  • Laura Wright
  • Laura Stone
  • Fiona Thomas
  • Rachel Sharman
  • Sally Witney
  • Helen Nettleship
  • liam burton
  • catherine rickard
  • Barry Ferguson
  • Phil stonebanks
  • Sandrijn Stead
  • Brian Glyn Thomas
  • Chris Purdey
  • W. L. Thomas
  • Claire Jenkins
  • Chris Denton
  • Anna Jenkins
  • Simon Edward
  • Dan Reed
  • Sarah Finch
  • Janet Prince
  • Jo Hinde
  • Jenny Fyvie
  • neil blackwell
  • Lisa
  • derek prince
  • Adria Merton
  • Linda Graham
  • Sharon Chrismas
  • Craig Denford
  • Maya Brown
  • Daniel Jennings
  • Natasha Feddery
  • Heddy Way
  • Emma Webber
  • Wendy Higgins
  • Sharon Anderson
  • Sarah Dubbins
  • Robert O'Connor
  • Laura Cordell
  • Sean Stone
  • Chris Crook
  • Richard Buckley
  • Talulah gaunt
  • David Lambert
  • Sarah Kahlbaum
  • richard booker
  • Susan Williams
  • Douglas Radmore
  • claire bloomer
  • Cynthia Taylor
  • P J Robson
  • Lorraine Hancock
  • Helen Robinson
  • Freya Young
  • Sam Roberts
  • Rebecca O'Cleirigh
  • Keith Kerr
  • Sophie Cayford
  • Brian Williams
  • Robert Dugdale
  • Jacqui Cayford
  • Louise Cordell
  • P Hutchinson
  • Claire Jones
  • Simon Barker
  • Mary Harvie
  • Colin Hill
  • Valeria Grishko
  • alison stenhouse
  • Camilla Martin
  • Michael Hirsh
  • Helen Redfern
  • belinda Glassup-Smith
  • Marie Reeder
  • Catherine Price
  • ruth cramer
  • Lynda Nicholas
  • Laith evans
  • Jackie Baker
  • Phil Hotson
  • Sue Thorpe
  • Jennifer Hunter
  • valerie knapp
  • Andrew Field
  • Jeremy Leamy
  • Rachel Graham
  • Claire carter
  • Joanna Moulton
  • Alex Birch
  • julie farr
  • Dawn gilham
  • Katy Britton
  • Margaret Reinders
  • Susan baker
  • Liz Wheeler
  • Amber batson
  • Kay Wheeler
  • Matt Stoolman
  • LUCINDA STOCKTON
  • Jo Purvis
  • Anna Richardson
  • kylie toms
  • ninia macasil
  • Faye Flynn
  • Lisa Venn
  • Rebecca Hollowell
  • cheryl stansbury
  • taly harris
  • Bethany Morris
  • Hannah Lavrih
  • kathy pollard
  • Roger Norton
  • Andy Marshman
  • Hellene Richardson
  • Justine locker
  • Tony Dudley-Clarke
  • Charlotte skeet
  • Kim Hollowell
  • Peter Brueton
  • C R Patterson
  • lorraine pickett
  • Kate Fletcher
  • denise weedon
  • Jacqueline Howe
  • L Scott
  • David Foster
  • Sheila Millett
  • Alexa Gilpin
  • shannon llewellyn
  • Lauren kupis
  • Charlotte
  • Maria Johnston
  • Alexandra Tomlin
  • donna ward
  • Gaby Giovinazzo
  • Paul Baker
  • Andrew Webster
  • Sandra Ware
  • julieb hodges
  • linda williams
  • Rachel McCallum
  • Fabiana Cadoni
  • Olivia Pavey
  • Paul Davies
  • CLAIRE palmer
  • Georgina Preston
  • Marie Holland
  • Margaret Wheeler
  • Robert Holland
  • Christina Holland
  • Anne Fletcher
  • Julie Pullen
  • Jilly Butcher
  • Bill Bate
  • Ruby Soulah Goldriver
  • Amanda Richardson
  • Dione Maher
  • Carol Solly
  • Katie MacNeill
  • Julia Warrington
  • Christine Boulton
  • elaine barrows
  • Eugene Bezodis
  • Helen Gault
  • Sandie Pavey
  • Joanna Bush
  • Fiona Wells
  • donna boddie
  • paulin meunier
  • Garry Streeter
  • Michael Perryment
  • Jacqueline Hancock
  • Ciara Smith
  • christopher farrow
  • Paul Isitt
  • Michael Eyre
  • Owen Hall
  • Laura Ashfield
  • Judy Wilkinson
  • Claire S
  • Yael Hintz
  • sarah O'reilly
  • robert o'reilly
  • john pickett
  • Nicola Louise Campana-Etheridge
  • PAUL MURPHY
  • Susan Ramsay
  • Susan scheide
  • Janet Cook
  • lynne owen
  • g bishop
  • Anthony Berend
  • Jackie singer
  • Teresa Kerrison
  • Andrew Parry
  • anthony bell
  • Lorna Cowle
  • TINA MCHALE
  • Rachel Grace
  • stephen bartrup
  • Andrew Baker
  • Patricia Pickett
  • Alyson kent
  • Al Humphreys
  • paul whitnall
  • Linda Hayden
  • A swan
  • Tabby Collings
  • Susan Eacott
  • Sue Westwood
  • Donna Zimmer
  • Sheryl Richards
  • niki ritchie
  • Annie Head
  • Karina O'Neill
  • bill eacott
  • elise smith
  • Jodi Benfield
  • Mel Bracey
  • Lindsay Norton
  • Alexandra Nicol
  • Kim Spong
  • Cathy Cooper
  • Diana Glanfield
  • Chris Golding
  • Robin Hutchinson
  • Allison Stubbs
  • Suzy Hutchings
  • Sally Hewer
  • Stephanie bridgman
  • Patricia dale
  • Pat Williams
  • Karen Gardiner
  • Claire Thacker
  • Mary Notarthomas
  • jackie chapman
  • Jen Mitchell
  • Francis watt
  • Anna Thomason
  • Michael Davis
  • Lou Matthews
  • Kate hillon
  • Pamela Rhodes
  • Ann Petrie
  • Emma Woods
  • Heather Hatton
  • Jamie Lee Hickman
  • Renata d'Entrecasteaux
  • Stephen d'Entrecasteaux
  • Sally Blake
  • Neil Fancourt
  • Sam Holden
  • samantha little
  • LYNNE SPENCER
  • Leonard Curtis
  • Ashley Fancourt
  • Kate Aiken
  • isobel
  • Alex Powell
  • Pauline Surrey
  • Camilla Gosden
  • Helen Wood
  • Tatiana
  • colin willsher
  • TONY WAKEFORD
  • Fiona Haynes
  • john mark
  • Stephanie Hutchison
  • Julia Coles
  • julie murnane
  • Mary Mack
  • barbara garwood
  • E Morrison
  • sarah heald
  • Kathy Callingham
  • Thomas Widmann
  • Ute Collier
  • Donald Wilson
  • jack davis
  • Julie reid
  • Sophie Aitchison
  • John turnbull
  • Lisa Smith
  • John Surrey
  • Moira Lynch
  • fiona McIntosh
  • Melissa Ayton
  • Jonathan Minton
  • Jennifer Platt
  • Ashley Lewis

Because there are so many signatories, only the most recent 500 are shown on this page.

Show all signatories

Page information

  • Updated: 18 Sep 2014

Top

Please rate this page