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Save the Portland Coastguard Helicopter

The Secretary of State for Transport has announced that the Portland Coastguard Helicopter base will close, despite protests from local people, MPs and Hospital Consultants.

Many people with an in depth knowledge of what this helicopter does at a local level feel that lives will be lost as a result of losing this Search & Rescue facility.

We urge the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Transport to reverse this decision before loss of life is encountered.

This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:

There is already an e-petition about this issue.

The following explanatory notes have been added:

This e-petition is being closed to new signatures, following a request from the creator of the e-petition. A new e-petition, lasting a further year, has been created, also entitled Save the Portland Coastguard Helicopter, at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/36619 and you are encouraged to sign the new e-petition if you have already signed this closed e-petition.

Government response

This e-petition is being closed to new signatures, following a request from the creator of the e-petition.

A new e-petition, lasting a further year, has been created, also entitled Save the Portland Coastguard Helicopter at epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/36619 and you are encouraged to sign the new e-petition if you have already signed this closed e-petition.

You can't sign this petition because it wasn't accepted for publication. But you can still give your opinion on it here at Repetition.me!
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Signatories

18,351

Status

Rejected

Created By

Dr Ian Mew

Created On

Thursday 23 February 2012

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