Millbrook's Lib Dems have just put out a leaflet for the local elections campaigning to stop "Tory Cuts" to the fire service and to "Save" the local Post Office in Regents Park.
A few facts about both...
Redbridge Fire Station
They say that Tories are axing a fire engine from Redbridge Fire Station.
Here is what is hapenning.
A large fire engine from Redbridge is being redeployed to St Marys Fire Station. In its place a smaller 2 man fire engine will operate out of Redbrige.
The fire service say that 90% of fires in the area covered by Redbridge are very small - cars and burning rubbish and a smaller vehicle is better suited to dealing with such fires and they argued that it was a better use of resources to have a smaller vehicle in Redbridge. Also a smaller a vehicle can access areas more easily.
The Fire Authority has representation by all 3 political parties. No party objected to the set up described above. A consultation meeting was held at Bellemoor school. No Millbrool Lib Dems turned up. The Lib Dem representative on the Fire Authority, Peter Galton, did not object or comment.
The fact that the Lib Dems are trying to stir up fear on this issue shows how desparate they are and that they have nothing else to say.
Regents Park Post Office
This post office is not closing. Other post offices around the country and indeed in Southampton have closed or are under threat of closure. This one isn't though. If in doubt ask a member of staff in the post office! Again more Lib Dem drivel. They have nothing meaningful or accurate to say about the area. A sure sign of a party that has lost the plot!