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Topic - Help save the Portland helicopter

melD - on 02 Aug 2012
Please take two minutes of your time to sign this petition...

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/36619

'The Secretary of State for Transport has announced the Portland Search and Rescue helicopter base will close in 2018 despite strong protests from residents, south coast MPs, medical professionals and lifesavers. The closure has been decided without any consultation of local experts.
This is not just a local issue. Dorset attracts 16m visitors a year from all over the country. Many come to enjoy the glorious coastline; sailors, divers, walkers, swimmers, fishermen, boaters –anyone who uses the waters off the south coast will be affected. Recent, extreme weather events have shown that the helicopter is necessary inland and offshore.'

I have taken this from the petition website; they do not mention climbers, but as you know it is often used to rescue injured climbers too, so please sign it! They may not listen but we at least have to try! :-)
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