In just a few hours on a Friday lunchtime, the petitioners collected more than 300 signatures in Scunthorpe town centre opposing police cuts in the area.
The petition states:
The Petition of residents of Scunthorpe,
Declares that the petitioners are opposed to plans to cut £30 million from Humberside Police’s budget over the next four years; declares that the Petitioners reject the Government’s claim that these budget cuts will not have an effect on the quality of policing provided; and further declares that the Petitioners believe these cuts will mean the loss of 331 jobs, on top of the 780 staff who were already offered voluntary redundancy last year.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to reverse its decision to cut £30 million from the Humberside Police budget and reconsider the proposed funding allowance for Humberside Police.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.