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Sudbury Town Council opposes loss of 2nd fire engine.

by nigelbennett on 18 January, 2016

The Town Council has opposed the proposed cut to fire services in Sudbury made by Conservative controlled Suffolk. The proposed Rapid Response Vehicle that is meant to replace our 2nd engine is an option that does not tell us how many firefighters it will have, what it could be used for and what equipment it […]

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Say NO to cutting our 2nd fire engine.

by nigelbennett on 4 November, 2015

Conservative run Suffolk County Council have published their proposals for the Fire Service across Suffolk. For Sudbury, the proposal is to remove the 2nd fire engine and replace with a rapid response type vehicle. The report is vague about the replacement vehicle. It states: “It is not possible to assess the operational impact of the […]

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Below is the response Cllr Sayers was able to get from the Portfolio Holder at SCC. I would conclude that Conservative run Suffolk do not know how many exist therefore they do not know if they have a problem or not. I note the language “does not routinely..” and “most visits..” this would suggest that […]

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Sudbury Fire service provision under threat-again!

by nigelbennett on 14 October, 2015

Conservative Suffolk CC are in the process of formulating the report on their proposed cuts to Fire Services across Suffolk to their November Cabinet. A 14 week consultation will then begin till Feb 2016 and a decision in April. Many firefighters and residents fear there is a threat to Sudbury’s provision that also provides to […]

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When Sudbury WATCH asked a FOI: “How many older people currently receive care visits at home consisting of no more than 15 minutes?” and asked Suffolk “to distinguish between intimate care as opposed to visits to do safety checks or for medication.” The response received was staggering. They declined stating that it would take 666 […]

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It is now over a month since a local campaigner met with Suffolk County Council including Portfolio Holder Lisa Chambers to discuss the removal of the teacher post to sick children on Rainbow ward, West Suffolk hospital. It was reportedly agreed that SCC officers would meet with the Lead Clinician to discuss medical staff views […]

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It is a sad day when our newly elected Conservative MP declines to intervene over the decision by Suffolk County Council to remove the post of teacher to sick children on Rainbow ward at the West Suffolk Hospital. James Cartlidge MP has repeatedly stated he is a “One Nation Tory” yet local people can decide […]

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Conservative run Suffolk County Council’s plans have now been criticised by clinicians at the Hospital. It has become apparent that Suffolk County Council only consulted with the ward manager and NOT with any parents, doctors or nursing staff on the axing of the post of teacher to sick children on Rainbow ward.

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Conservative run Suffolk County Council are threatening to remove the teacher to sick children on Rainbow ward at the West Suffolk Hospital. The post has already been “deleted” and that the teacher is not there anymore – and has apparently been directed to work elsewhere. Yet no formal decision has been announced, internally or externally: so […]

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Sudbury bus station plans for the future

by nigelbennett on 13 June, 2015

It was always evident that to redevelop the Hamilton Road area of Sudbury the existing bus station would need to move as its central location on the existing site would mean pedestrians walking through traffic to access potential cinema, retail and restaurant development. Also this made the site less suitable for redevelopment as the viability […]

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