This is the moment the Conservatives voted to stop Devon County Council even discussing fire station closures – you have been warned, they are preparing to vote them through at the Fire Authority
Yesterday I tried to propose a motion to Devon County Council to halt the fire station closures. The grainy photo (above) taken from the webcast shows the Conservatives voting as a block to stop it even being discussed. They wanted to refer my motion to the Cabinet who would amend it and bring it back to the Council in December. By then, the Fire Authority – chaired by Colyton’s former county councillor, Sarah Randall-Johnson – will have decided on its proposals at a meeting on 8th November.
Following this disgraceful episode, there can be little doubt that Tory councillors on the fire authority are preparing to vote through the fire station closures. Local people need to increase pressure on all the individual members of the Authority, change their minds.
Below, me urging the Council to discuss the motion.
6 thoughts on “This is the moment the Conservatives voted to stop Devon County Council even discussing fire station closures – you have been warned, they are preparing to vote them through at the Fire Authority”
October 4, 2019 at 12:38 pm
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October 5, 2019 at 9:11 am
You’ll have blood on your hands……..
October 11, 2019 at 10:46 am
Who can I write to at DCC about the fire station closures? I can’t find anything on their website.
October 13, 2019 at 1:54 pm
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November 26, 2019 at 5:03 pm
[…] the Authority has a majority of Conservative councillors from Devon and Somerset County Councils. Devon Tories already voted, in October, to block a discussion of the fire station closures at the County […]
December 6, 2019 at 2:55 pm
[…] allow the vote to be recorded, to protect themselves from criticism. (My picture shows them voting the first time they did this, in October. Yesterday’s webcast is not available to take a still […]