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  1. Hi guys,

    This is my first post on the site but it is refernce something that has left me livid!

    I have been serving for six years now and of all the tripe I have ever heard the following is by far the most upsetting I have encountered!

    *From the Daily Mail: *

    The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association, which has
    applied to the local council to to make some alterations at the
    property, including installing a wheelchair ramp, had been hoping for no
    objections. After all, Headley Court had been part of the area for more
    than 60 years. But residents apparently do mind. They have flooded the
    council with almost 100 letters of protest, raising every conceivable
    objection to the new property being used to house families visiting
    soldiers. They claimed 'additional noise' and 'huge amount of
    additional traffic' would ruin the peace of the private lane and warned
    that the value of their multi-million-pound properties would plummet.
    The families 'would not be welcome', they said, and their arrival could
    'destroy the character' of the area. One resident even objected on
    security grounds, claiming the house could become a terrorist target,
    while another suggested wheelchairs would present a fire hazard.
    Planners at Mole Valley District Council will consider the case on
    August 1 but last night serving soldiers made their views clear.

    One Army officer recently returned from Iraq told the Mail:

    "They make me sick. It's just staggeringly selfish. Perhaps these
    people would care to come out to the field hospital in Basra and tell
    some young soldier having his leg amputated after a [bomb] attack
    exactly why his family isn't worthy to rub shoulders with this bunch in
    their Surrey village. Who do they think they are? Do they have the
    slightest clue about the sacrifices-young soldiers make on their behalf
    every day? Shame on them."

    SSAFA spokesman Athol Hendry said: "These people should be ashamed of
    themselves. This level of hostility is incredibly disappointing and
    frankly astonishing. If you've just got back from risking your life in
    Iraq , you've lost two legs and you learn your young family are not
    welcome near the hospital where you're being treated - what kind of a
    message is that?"

    When the Mail tried to speak to residents, none would be quoted***

    Pretty dire if you ask me.

    This is the only place in the UK that is 100% dedicated to service rehab. Fresh from the threat of closure and now up against these burkes!

    There is now a petition on the goverment site that refers to this issue. Please sign it and register your disgust at these oxygen thieves!

    Also pass it on to anyone you think would want to take up the cause!

    Rant over.
  2. Hi
    Welcome to the site - this topic already exists in another thread on here
    there are many, myself included, who are as disgusted as you.
  3. Petition is doing reasonably well. Have included a link in my signature block and am encouraging others to sign up. Strongly encourage others to do this too where they are able to.

  4. just signed petition,absolutley disgusted by the attitudes of these morons
  5. I'm on leave at the moment otherwise I'd do it myself, but if there's anyone at work who has access to t'interweb why not e-mail the link to all on the intranet in your local unit, at the risk of dropping yourself in the brown & stinky, I was going to suggest the global address book but that might not be too bright an idea. Local systems shouldn't (I hope) upset too many of the high and mighty.
  6. I have tried sending emails to as many of the ships EWO's as possible. As yet no response. This email has gone round like wildfire in Drake/Devonport.

    Surprising how many Nimbys work amongst us!

    Keep posting. I know the thread is duplicated slightly but in this one case I think it is worth it!

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