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Please see below an update from North Yorkshire Fire Brigades Union (FBU) about the campaign against the cuts to our fire service. There is a petition to sign and a Youtube clip with a personal appeal to stop the proposed cuts from a fire survivor. Please share widely!

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Dear Friends,

Please forward and share this any way you can!

Concerned Harrogate resident makes personal appeal over fire cuts in North Yorkshire!

Lucy Morgan was involved in a serious fire in 2014 and her brother was rescued from a car crash in the same year. Please follow and share the following youtube clip of Lucy’s personal appeal to stop these dangerous cuts!

There are alternatives to cutting the front line fire and rescue service. The public of North Yorkshire need to fill in the consultation document at www.no2firecuts.com to have their say!

We now need help to spread the word far and wide about these dangerous cuts to North Yorkshire Fire service. We need everyone who has signed the petition to share the links with all their email contacts, Facebook Friends and Twitter followers. We need this petition to snowball.

The link is: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/no2firecuts

North Yorkshire Fire service are currently consulting the public about these cuts. Unfortunately we feel they are not doing a very good job of spreading the word.

With this in mind we created www.no2firecuts.com

We ask you to click on any of the stations in question, watch a short video explaining the cuts. Once you have done this follow the link to North Yorkshire Fire services consultation questionnaire. This is how you tell them you don’t want to pay more council tax to then have your fire engines cut.

Please disagree with all the changes at all the stations. If they need to save money they should find a way to do it that does not affect emergency response to the public of North Yorkshire!

Did you know the Chief Fire officer in North Yorkshire earns more than the Prime Minister?

Yorkshire and Humberside has 4 Chief fire officers. There are 46 Fire and rescue services in the UK, all with Chief Fire officers!

This is your Fire Service, please share the petition link https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/no2firecuts and the www.no2firecuts.com link with everyone you know.

It doesn’t matter what part of North Yorkshire you live everybody will be affected as a result of these cuts.

Together we can stop this!



Steve Howley, North Yorkshire FBU

Branch Meeting – Tuesday 13th October, 7.45pm

The next Harrogate Socialist Party branch meeting will be on Tuesday 13th October. We will be discussing Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party. The meeting starts at 7.45pm. All welcome! 

The venue for the meeting is: St. Robert’s Club, Robert Street (opposite Waitrose), Harrogate, HG1 1HP

Street Stalls in support of the FBU – Harrogate

We will be holding two Saturday stalls this month in support of the FBU against the proposed fire service cuts. The dates are:

Saturday 17th October – Cambridge Street (near Primark), Harrogate, 11.00-1.00

Saturday 24th October – Cambridge Street (near Primark), Harrogate, 11.00-1.00

Film screening – The War Game, Thursday 8th October

The CND film “The War Game” is being screened in Harrogate on Thursday 8th October, starting 7.00pm. The venue is the Quaker Meeting House, 12a Queen Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5PP. Admission is free.

See the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/896209990458497/

For further information about the film, see the following article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_Game