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Sign our petition - please


War Hero
This letter was sent to a SOCA (Submarine Old Comarades Association)

Hi everyone, just thought I'd bring this to your attention. But for luck or the grace of God many of us could be in Headley Court. It seems the inhabitants of Surrey don't think much of injured soldiers "lowering" the tone of their area. So please get onto the Government site and vote for this to go ahead. SSAFA are buying a house close to Headley Court so that the relatives of the wounded and injured servicemen and women being treated there will have somewhere to stay, making it easier to visit and support them through their recovery. Unfortunately, around 100 local residents have submitted strong objections (See Daily Mail excerpt below) The planning application can be read at, as can the ludicrous objections submitted by some local residents - please take the time to write your own Letter of Representation, there may well be a time when you or a loved one needs to use Headley Court

Please, please, please sign the petition at - it really will only take a few minutes. A campaign website has been launched here: - This link has only been live for a couple of days and is not yet complete, please put it in your favourites and check back on it. PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO EVERYONE YOU CAN. WE ONLY HAVE A COUPLE OF WEEKS TO MAKE A STAND. THANK YOU ALL!

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

Unfortunately too many people still take our forces for granted.


bon chance


War Hero
If the next lot of flooding is in the Surrey area near this ugly, selfish crowd, then I hope they won't be too anxious to seek the help of those they dismiss.
Or maybe they'll expect it as a right of being our superiors.........We've all seen them through the decades......SNOBS! Hangers on and social climbers. I know who I prefer to share my tea and stickies with!
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