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Lib Dem group restates its support for local firefighters

September 29, 2020 2:50 PM

Guildford Fire StationLiberal Democrat Councillors on Surrey County Council note and share the public concern regarding the proposed changes to night cover of firefighters.

The Liberal Democrats voted against the Making Surrey Safer proposals and against the budget cuts to the Fire Service. Liberal Democrat Councillors will stand shoulder to shoulder with firefighters to ensure they are able to deliver services which are safe for residents and safe for them.

We believe that the second phase of proposed changes/cuts to night cover and crews should be suspended at least until there are no crew vacancies.

We urge Surrey County Council to gain the public's confidence by being more open and transparent on how the service is performing and to work with fire fighters and their union to do more to address their concerns.