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Stag Call - Newsletter I

posted 3 Feb 2011, 13:54 by Unknown user

     Stag Call – Newsletter I

February 2011

Dear Supporter,

The STAG is writing to you with this the first of new regular newsletters to keep you up to date on activities and plans.

If you have joined via our web site thank you very much for doing so. If you have been a supporter of STAG in the past we want to let you know that STAG is now re-energised and already working hard to influence Surrey County Council to reduce costs, and taxes, and to improve services. If you have not done so, please do join us by registering here. We’d love to hear from you.

A new web site  is already up and running complete with its news and views section and in depth articles on matters of the day.

As we want to make this as inclusive as possible we want you to submit your views and articles, or comments, criticisms and suggestions. Please use the ‘Contact Us’ section for this.

You are probably asking yourself what has been going on with STAG. Well, there’s a History of STAG section to answer that for you along with this list of latest interactions with SCC and other activities.

1.    The first important step was the coming together into an ‘A’ Team of six volunteers including myself all with high level experience in a variety of disciplines. They are: John Glanfield, Peter Rauch, Peter Ruck, Chris Slyfield and Ron Whitehand.

2.    The local media has been briefed; our comments on particular stories sought and our letters have been published. A selection appears on the web-site.

3.    A series of written big-issue questions have been addressed to SCC Leader Dr Povey asking for progress, explanations and intentions. These cover recovery after the ‘Frater Report findings (see web-site), the Change and Efficiency directorate and financial management, and asking for a full and early Leader’s Annual Report of activity, financial performance and state of affairs. Dr Povey has not been able to satisfy us.

4.    Pleas have been entered in advance of the SCC 2011-12 Budget.

In addition there are plans to analyse and review council reports and activities looking for ‘court of law’ evidence of bad policy, poor management and wasteful behaviour.  If you have experience in any of these areas, or indeed views on them, please do let us know, click here to do so.


You will probably have noticed that this newsletter has many hot-links to the STAG web site included. They are via the words in italics.  Our intention is to be as up to date as possible with new technologies which is why we invite you to use the links and also to join us via Twitter. Stay up to date and ahead of the game.

Thank you for your attention and for your support.


Peter Webb – Chief STAG


Unknown user,
3 Feb 2011, 13:59