|Petition Opposes Emergency Service Cuts|
Several people signed the 999SOS petition in Chiswick
Cllr Ruth Cadbury (Labour) led a delegation to deliver a 700-signature petition opposing London's emergency services cuts to Conservative London Assembly member Tony Arbour last week. Over 700 borough residents, including Seema Malhotra MP, had signed the 999SOS petition over 3 short sessions in the borough.
The petition stall on Chiswick High Road
"Hounslow residents are really angry about cuts to the Fire, Police, Ambulance and Hospital Services being pushed through by the Conservatives in City Hall and in Government" said Cllr Cadbury. "People were queuing up to sign our petition in Chiswick, Hounslow and Feltham Town Centres" she added.
The petition said "The cuts are going too far and too fast. The millions of pounds being taken from the budgets of the NHS, the Met police and the London Fire Service will inevitably endanger families and communities across the capital."
Cllr Cadbury giving the petition to Tony Arbour MLA
Examples of cuts to London's Emergency Services include ;