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Friday, 25 January 2013

More on Gateshead's cuts.

As you may be aware, once again Gateshead Council have a proposal to cut all Countryside Rangers.  After the petition and feedback last year they promised to keep two Rangers.  The effect of ending the service will have catastrophic results for the 22 sites.  Many are on the edge of a densely populated urban area and are heavily used by people.  All the sites have wildlife value.  If left unmanaged these sites will deteriorate rapidly.  If you agree with this please find time to sign the e-petition.  Time is of the essence as decisions will be made in mid-February.
To get to the petition you can search for Gateshead Council homepage, scroll down to Council and Democracy, Consultation, e-petitions "Save our Countryside Rangers" or you can use the link

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