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SCC Countryside Dept

Disturbing and shocking news from the County Council - it is axing its Countryside, ecology and environment services. Despite the results of the survey conducted recently by SCC own free newspaper to householders, Your Somerset, which showed that people wanted MORE investment in environment, flooding and planning (which was actually portrayed as a wish for more cuts for environment! - see attached)
 
Somerset will be the ONLY rural county with NO countryside service. The current leaders at SCC are without doubt anti-environment, despite it being one of the county's major assets and attractions....
 
For further info see:
 
http://www.somersetwildlife.org/cuts_challenge
 
http://mikerigby.org/2013/01/25/somerset-rural-county-countryside-service/
 
http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/ourwork/b/martinharper/archive/2013/01/29/tests-of-investment-in-nature.aspx
 
The final decision will be taking at the (Tory) Cabinet meeting on 6 Feb. Environmental NGO's are asking people to lobby their Councillors about this.